On June 7, AWP, in partnership with The Refugee and Forced Displacement Initiative (RAFDI) at The Wilson Center hosted a symposium titled: Storytelling that Informs Policy: Addressing Refugees and Forced Displacement. This event took place at The Hague Humanity Hub as part of The Hague’s Justice Week events across the city. We are grateful to everyone who joined us in-person, virtually, and at our live watch party in Chicago at the Simmons Center.
Attendees heard from Bassam Khabieh (AWP Photographer), Liselot van Zantvoort (Programme Coordinator from Justice & Peace Netherlands), and Annemieke de Jong (Head of Portfolio Refugee Livelihoods at the IKEA Foundation) in an engaging conversation on how organizations, individuals, and artists can promote the lived experiences of refugees to encourage policy change at the local and national levels.
Guests at the event had a chance to view AWP’s exhibition, Stories Across Borders, which included selections from Rachel Woolf’s Deported project, Wil Sands’s work in borders of Ukraine, and Bassam Khabieh’s After Syria project.
The exhibition will remain on view at the Hague Humanity Hub through June 23. If you’re in The Hague, we encourage you to visit during business hours.