Join the IRC, the Center for Digital Storytelling, United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and our community partners for a screening of the Seattle Refugee Youth Project, a collection of digital stories created by local refugee youth. The screening will be at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall on Saturday, March 5th from 1:00- 3:00pm. It will include presentations of the youth’s short, personal video- narratives, followed by a discussion with the audience about their experiences adapting to life in the America.
The Seattle Refugee Youth Project is a digital storytelling program designed to support the successful integration of Seattle’s refugee population into their new homeland. Initiated by the Center for Digital Storytelling, the project began last summer with 10 refugee youth who were resettled through the International Rescue Committee. A variety of nonprofit, governmental, and educational organizations have supported the SRYP’s youth development and global education goals including UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Coalition for Refugees from Burma (CRB), KCTS9, Highline Community College, UW Center for Global Studies, and the World Affairs Council.
KCTS Connects did a piece which profiled project participant, Bala Diyali, who arrived through the IRC in September 2008. Included in the piece are interviews with IRC in Seattle’s Executive Director, Bob Johnson and caseworker Dal Diyali. Check it out!
If you would like to attend the screening, reserved seating is available through March 3. To reserve sign-up on the "Voices of Migration" Facebook Event Page or email Elizabeth Norville for reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must claim your spot by 12:45 on the day of the premiere. After that, it’s first come, first served!