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Panel Discussion @ Hillsboro Brookwood Library | Free, Three Panelists Address the Emotions, Creativity and Resilience of Iraqi, Muslim and Syrian Immigrants

October 5, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hillsboro Brookwood Library
2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy,
Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States
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On Oct. 5three panelists will address Iraqi, Muslim and Syrian immigrants in a panel discussion at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library as part of the “We the People” exhibit. This event includes three exhibits that aim to draw attention to ongoing humanitarian crises.

 

During the panel discussion, artist Farooq Hassan, photographer Jim Lommasson and Sankar Raman, founder of The Immigrant Story, will discuss how we can better understand crises through art and visual expression. This event will be moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Len Reed, formerly of The Oregonian and the Los Angeles Times.

 

The free “We the People” exhibit runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Oct. 1 through Oct. 30, 2018, at the library, located at 2850 NW Brookwood Parkway in Hillsboro, Oregon.

 

“This exhibit is a reflection of the resettled immigrant and refugee community in the Portland metro area, including Hillsboro and Beaverton,” Raman said. “Collectively, the exhibit seeks to represent the emotions, humanity, creativity and resiliency of this community.”

 

“We the People” is a project from The Immigrant Story, which created the exhibit as part of its ongoing efforts to educate people about immigrants in Portland.

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