ART WORKS Projects’ mission is to use design and the arts to raise
awareness of and educate the public about significant human rights issues.

 

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    The Children of Syria

    Conflict & Post-Conflict, Exhibits & Installations, Gender & Children's Rights Issues, Middle East, Refugee & Displacement
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    Sustenance: Chicago & the Food Chain

    625 at 6:25, Chicago, Community Conversations & Workshops, Exhibits & Installations, Food & Resource Access, Gender & Children's Rights Issues, Labor & Economics, North America
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    House of Cards: Rebuilding

    625 at 6:25, Chicago, Community Conversations & Workshops, Documentaries, Exhibits & Installations, Gender & Children's Rights Issues, Labor & Economics, North America, Refugee & Displacement
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    Blood/Stones

    Asia/Pacific, Conflict & Post-Conflict, Documentaries, Exhibits & Installations, Labor & Economics, Refugee & Displacement
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    Horn of Africa

    Africa, Conflict & Post-Conflict, Exhibits & Installations, Food & Resource Access, Gender & Children's Rights Issues, Refugee & Displacement
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    The Missing Peace

    Africa, Community Conversations & Workshops, Conflict & Post-Conflict, Documentaries, Gender & Children's Rights Issues
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    Darfur/Darfur

    Africa, Conflict & Post-Conflict, Exhibits & Installations, Food & Resource Access, Gender & Children's Rights Issues, Labor & Economics, Refugee & Displacement
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    Congo/Women

    Africa, Conflict & Post-Conflict, Exhibits & Installations, Food & Resource Access, Gender & Children's Rights Issues, Labor & Economics, Refugee & Displacement
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    Transitions

    Chicago, Conflict & Post-Conflict, Europe, Exhibits & Installations, Gender & Children's Rights Issues, Labor & Economics, North America, Refugee & Displacement, South America
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    The Prosecutors

    Africa, Conflict & Post-Conflict, Documentaries, Europe, Gender & Children's Rights Issues, South America
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    Sanctuary/Sustenance: The Story of Many Journeys

    Conflict & Post-Conflict, Exhibits & Installations, Food & Resource Access, Gender & Children's Rights Issues, North America, Refugee & Displacement, South America
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    We All We Got

    625 at 6:25, Chicago, Community Conversations & Workshops, Conflict & Post-Conflict, Exhibits & Installations, Food & Resource Access, Gender & Children's Rights Issues, Refugee & Displacement
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    Faces of the Child Migrant Crisis

    Africa, Conflict & Post-Conflict, Exhibits & Installations, Food & Resource Access, Gender & Children's Rights Issues, Refugee & Displacement
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    Product of Mexico

    625 at 6:25, Chicago, Exhibits & Installations, Food & Resource Access, Gender & Children's Rights Issues, North America, Refugee & Displacement
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    Workshop to Change the World

    625 at 6:25, Chicago, Community Conversations & Workshops, Food & Resource Access, Gender & Children's Rights Issues, Labor & Economics, North America
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    I Dream of Congo

    Africa, Conflict & Post-Conflict, Exhibits & Installations, Food & Resource Access, Gender & Children's Rights Issues, Refugee & Displacement
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    43: The Aftermath of a Disappearance

    625 at 6:25, Exhibits & Installations, North America
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    At What Cost

    Africa, Asia/Pacific, Community Conversations & Workshops, Conflict & Post-Conflict, Documentaries, Europe, Exhibits & Installations, Gender & Children's Rights Issues, Labor & Economics, North America, South America
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    Women Between Peace & War

    Asia/Pacific, Conflict & Post-Conflict, Exhibits & Installations, Gender & Children's Rights Issues, Labor & Economics
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    Sanctuary/Sustenance: The Story of Many Journeys

    625 N. Kingsbury

    screen-shot-2016-12-14-at-1-57-58-pmART WORKS Projects is pleased to announce our spring exhibition Sanctuary/Sustenance: The Story of Many Journeys. Through photographs, moving graphics, and music, viewers have an opportunity to trace the journey of a family during the catastrophic events of displacement, on a path to sanctuary, and through the long process of rebuilding life in a new community. Sanctuary/Sustenance aims to raise the public consciousness of these issues to a wide variety of people, and facilitate conversations about our collective responsibility to welcome refugees and encourage policy makers to act in favor of fundamental human rights for refugees and asylum seekers.

     

    625 at 6:25

     

    Opening Reception
    Thursday, February 9; 6:25 – 8:00 p.m.
    625 N. Kingsbury, Chicago

     

     

    Resettlement Realities
    Saturday, March 11; 12 - 3 p.m.
    625 N. Kingsbury, Chicago

     

    More than 65 million people globally have been forcibly displaced due to war, persecution, violence, natural disaster, and other factors, including 21.3 million refugees. For most refugees, seeking safe refuge is the beginning of a journey that can take years - even decades - on the path to resettlement.

     

    Resettlement Realities seeks to develop a better understanding of the complex and multidimensional resettlement processes, both globally and in the United States. This discussion provides a forum for dialogue that includes refugees who have experienced resettlement and the host communities who welcome them, as well as those who devote their time and resources to Chicago’s refugee populations.

     

    Speakers
    Galya Ben-Arieh (Ruffer), PhD - Director of the Center for Forced Migration Studies, Northwestern University
    Majid Baban - former refugee resettled in Chicago in 2015

     

    This event will consist of a reception for Chicago's refugee resettlement agencies as well as the communities they serve, a performance, and a panel discussion.

     

    Please check the Facebook event page for updates.

     

     

    Living on the Margins - Refugees Surviving Torture & Beyond
    Thursday, April 6; 6:25 - 8:30 p.m.
    625 N. Kingsbury, Chicago

     

    An estimated 1.3 million refugees in the United States are believed to be survivors of politically sanctioned torture, according to  the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT). Those who have survived torture or other forms of direct, conflict-related persecution often face significant challenges that  serve as additional barriers in the resettlement process.
    Understanding the issues facing refugees who are survivors of torture is important to ensuring that medical, mental health, and social services support healing while these individuals navigate resettlement.  Living on the Margins - Refugees Surviving Torture and Beyond explores the effects of torture and trauma in conflict settings and the healing support needed as refugees resettle. Speakers and community members will engage in discussion about this vulnerable refugee population to support integration into host communities through better understanding their past experience and its impact on their daily lives.

     

    Speakers
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    Youth, Culture, & Assimilation
    Thursday, May 18; 6:25 - 8:30 p.m.
    625 N. Kingsbury, Chicago

     

    Youth, Culture, and Assimilation explores the delicate process of assimilation as young refugees balance honoring family and societal cultures and traditions from home countries with adapting to a new life in the United States. The process can be both exciting and challenging, as youth often adapt more quickly to new languages and cultural norms, which assists in the assimilation process but can also lead to family tensions, a sense of loss, and uncertainty about belonging.

     

    This program will explore the resettlement process through poetry and spoken words as youth share their journey navigating culture and identity, both from their homeland and in a new country.

     

    Performers / Speakers
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    625 at 6:25  is ART WORKS Projects’ cornerstone program designed to give audiences the opportunity to learn about and discuss a range of regional and global human rights and social justice topics with photographers, journalists, diplomats, academics, advocates, and humanitarian providers. Questions and conversations are highly encouraged.

     

    These programs are free and open to the public. For parking information and directions to our studio click here.

     

     

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