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Description: Join PowerHouse Arena and Voice of Witness for a reading & discussion of Refugee Hotel, the newest title in the Voice of Witness book series. Photographer Gabriele Stabile and editor Juliet Linderman will discuss and read from Refugee Hotel, which combines evocative images with moving testimonies from men and women who have resettled in the United States from Burundi, Iraq, Burma, Somalia, Bhutan, and Ethiopia. They describe their first days in the US, the lives they’ve left behind, and the communities they have since created. Refreshments for the event will be provided by Drambuie.
Refugee Hotel is the tenth title in the Voice of Witness series. Founded by author Dave Eggers and physician/human rights scholar Lola Vollen, Voice of Witness publishes a book series that depicts human rights injustices through the stories of the men and women who experience them. The Voice of Witness Education Program brings these stories, and the issues they reflect, into high schools and impacted communities through oral history-based curricula and holistic educator support. http://powerhousearena.com/events/nyc-launch-discussion-refugee-hotel-by-gabriele-stabile-and-juliet-linderman/ www.voiceofwitness.org