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The Rural Refugee Project

By: | posted on: Mar 28, 2020

Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/28/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Location
New London Little Theatre

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Cost:
$5-$15 USD
Contact Person:
New London Little Theatre General Contact
Email:
nllittletheatre@gmail.com
Website:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4544014
Phone:
(320) 354-2559
Organization:
The Rural Refugee Project, New London Little Theatre


The Rural Refugee Project

Witness the resilience of one Somali refugee; her growth, trials and triumphs, her ability to thrive in a completely foreign environment: Willmar, MN.

The Rural Refugee Project is a local initiative that uses documentary photography to build cross-cultural relationships and contextualize the experience of refugees in the Willmar Lakes Area community. Erica Dischino, A photojournalist at the West Central Tribune, has been photographing the life of Hamdi Kosar, a 22-year-old Somali refugee and Willmar resident since the fall of 2017. This past August, along with Hamdi’s friend, mentor, and colleague Jessica Rohloff, they traveled to Kenya to visit the Dagahaley Refugee Camp where Hamdi was born and several places throughout Nairobi. The project was supported by a Southwest Minnesota Arts Council grant, project funding from Willmar Lakes Area Vision 2040 and the Willmar Rotary Club.

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