Art Mirrors Struggle

Our  nontraditional combination of art and film powerfully mirrors the struggles of child refugees, increasing the sensitivity to and  acceptance of them and their cultures. We held drawing sessions with  Syrian refugee children in Za’atari camp and with Iraqi refugee children  living in Amman. These children drew memories of the homes they were  forced to flee and the friends and family members they had to leave  behind. In Italy we collaborated with a community hosting refugees from  African countries. The refugees took dangerous trips by boat over the  Mediterranean Sea to reach Lampedusa and Sicily.  In Southern California  we have been engaging elementary school children to make hand designed  cards with messages for refugee children. We intend to continue holding  drawing workshops with children in California, Jordan and Italy.

Our  nontraditional combination of art and film powerfully mirrors the  struggles of child refugees, increasing the sensitivity to and  acceptance of them and their cultures. Your financial  support of CROSSING DESERT & SEA helps to reinforce  dignity and  the respect of vulnerable, disadvantaged refugee children.

World  leaders at the UN Millennium Summit recognized the need to work  collectively and responsibly toward “a more peaceful, prosperous and  just world.”  Help us! 

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