A Symposium On Refugees: Image, Media And Policy

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FotoFest International and the The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston present

A SYMPOSIUM ON REFUGEES: Image, Media and Policy
JUNE 3, 2017 2-5pm

Brown Auditorium at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77005

This program is FREE. Seating is available on a first-come,
first-served basis.

Presented in conjunction with The Annenberg Space for Photography REFUGEE exhibition at FotoFest International, and Homelands and Histories: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh at MFAH.

PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE
David Levi Strauss - Scholar, Writer, Critic (New York)

Patricia Lanza - Photographer; Director of Talent and Content, Annenberg Space for Photography; Co-curator of the REFUGEE exhibition (Los Angeles)

Dr. Rima Abunasser - Scholar, Middle East, Women and Gender Studies, TCU – Texas Christian University (Dallas)

Hon. Annise Parker - Former Mayor of the City of Houston

Daniel Stoecker - CEO, Alliance for Multicultural Community Services; President, United Nations Association-Houston

Mustafa Faiz - Former refugee and local business owner (Houston)

Issa Touma II - Artist and Film Maker (Syria)

According to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, the number of displaced people has reached 65.3 million globally.

This symposium, presented by FotoFest and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) addresses the daily struggles refugees face around the world.

The afternoon symposium features two panel discussions.

The first looks at how refugees are portrayed in the media and the various ways images can be used—from sparking policy change to fueling fear.

The second discussion focuses on national and local policies concerning refugees today and in the near future.
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By: FotoFest International

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