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Quaker Heritage Center to Feature 'Displaced by War' Program

American Friends Service Committee Speaker will Address Plight of Refugees

May 16, 2012

This is one of the images from the

This is one of the images from the "Windows and Mirrors" exhibit.

The Meriam R. Hare Quaker Heritage Center at Wilmington College and the American Friends Service Committee are co-sponsoring a program highlighting the problems of war refugees May 30, at 7:30 p.m., in the T. Canby Jones Meetinghouse.

“Displaced by War” will feature Migwe Kimemia of the AFSC’s Dayton Refugee Justice Program.

Kimemia will address how war uproots people from their countries and families by sharing compelling stories of the challenges faced by refugee communities. He also will provide insight into the American Friends Service Committee's work in addressing those challenges.

The event is being held in conjunction with Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, the travelling exhibit on display at the Quaker Heritage Center through June 29.

The exhibit features 45 murals by American and international artists that memorializes the war’s civilian casualties. Also, the artwork of Afghan children reflects living with war for much if not all of the their lives.

Normal gallery hours are weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by special appointment arranged through curator Ruth Brindle-Dobyns.

The Meriam R. Hare Quaker Heritage Center and T. Canby Jones Meetinghouse are located in WC’s Oscar F. Boyd Cultural Arts Center, corner of College and Douglas streets.