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Using Poetry to connect in times of Displacement

22jan11:00 am12:30 pmUsing Poetry to connect in times of DisplacementJoin the discussion about how poetry can create connections for refugees and others facing trauma and displacement

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Poetry is one of humanity’s oldest forms of expression and can be used to create deep connections between poets and the worlds they inhabit. Teachers and other community members also use poetry to connect people who feel displaced. A unique project in San Antonio is using poetry to celebrate World Refugee Day and to create myriad connections for displaced people. Refugees flee from their home countries to preserve their lives and seeking liberty and hoping to find happiness through peace. Once they leave their countries, refugees search for connections to their former homes, to create connections to their new homes, and to promote deeper engagement across humanity.

Join a panel with teachers, scholars, and poets who will explore the ways that poetry connects communities and encourages deeper levels of engagement, a valuable tool in an era where we are seeking new ways to connect to one another.


(Friday) 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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