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Youth, Culture, & Assimilation

May 18, 2017 @ 6:25 pm - 8:30 pm

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.


This program is free and open to the public.
Refreshments provided by Nando’s Peri-Peri.
For parking information and directions to our studio click here.


If you are interested in speaking or performing at this event, please contact Annalise Taylor at ataylor@artworksprojects.org.


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. 


Photo: Julia Rendleman, Pittsburgh, 2015. Shamikcha Gurung practices her dance routine backstage during a cultural show at Brashear High School in Pittsburgh. Shamikcha was born in the Beldangi II refugee camp in Nepal. She has lived in the United States for nearly six years. “I just want to show my culture … it’s my expression, dancing … my culture is celebrating together, we are beautiful people who like to help others,” she says. 


May 18, 2017
6:25 pm - 8:30 pm


ART WORKS Projects