Personal Connections: African Migration to Roanoke

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Taubman Theater

110 Salem Ave. SE Roanoke, Virginia 24011
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Panel discussion that examines current trends and challenges in global migration by looking at the issue through the eyes of African women who have migrated to the Roanoke Valley through the U.S. refugee resettlement program. This event serves as a counterpart to the exhibition “Reclamation: Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection,” on view in the museum’s Medical Facilities of America Gallery and the Temporary Exhibition Gallery through September 9.

Participants are among various local African refugees who participated in the “Personal Connections to Reclamation” project by sharing their stories, as inspired by various works from the “Reclamation” art exhibition. The “Personal Connections” book features unique stories from Roanoke residents who have recently resettled from Africa, and is available to the public in the galleries.

Funded in part by a grant from Virginia Humanities.


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