Opening: “An American Story”

08Feb2018

6pm - 8pm

An American Story: Finding Home in Fairfield County

This exhibition highlights the experiences of refugees and immigrants who have built new lives in Fairfield County. A series of photographic portraits and biographical narratives share how eight individuals from Cambodia, Congo, Cuba, Hungary, India, Rwanda, and Syria have rebuilt their lives and created a sense of home. Seeking safety and opportunity here, refugees and immigrants from around the world have added to the fabric of our communities. This exhibition also honors the 100th anniversary of the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI), founded in 1918 to help new immigrants in their journey to making a home in Fairfield County. Photographs by Caren Winnall. Special thanks to Lynne Penczer.

An American Story Opening Reception

Individuals from the exhibition will be recognized for sharing their diverse experiences. The opening will include remarks by Jack Leslie, a strategic communications executive, political consultant and international development activist, on the current status of immigration in the United States.

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