Refugees share their story

Refugees share their story

Gabriel Newman facilitates discussion at the Vernon Museum

As part of the Downtown Vernon Association’s Culture Crawl, the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives is proud to host Taaloo Zorouna – “Come Visit With Us,” a film viewing and discussion Friday at the museum.

Running from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the series of short video interviews with Syrian refugees who have come to the Okanagan in the past year will give audience members a taste of Syrian culture and traditions.

“Each video offers a casual glimpse into the refugees’ lives, with topics including missing home, advice to other refugees, first impressions, kids and families, traditions and struggles,” said Denise Marsh, marketing and communications coordinator at the museum.

This event is open to everyone with the hope that the short films will fuel further discussion, facilitated by Gabriel Newman, the museum’s education coordinator.

The evening is presented in partnership with Vernon Interfaith Bridging. Admission is by donation, however as seating is limited, please call 250-542-3142 to reserve your spot. Snacks and light refreshments provided.