HOME 2021: World Refugee Day

June 20, 2021 - 10:00am

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10 am: In person. Visitors to Lynden must adhere to our social distance walking visitor guidelines.
2 pm: On Facebook live at https://www.facebook.com/LyndenSculptureGarden/
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HOME is the theme of our work with refugee community leaders, community members, Call & Response artists, and allies. The HOME Refugee Steering Committee is building a space of leading, coming together, and celebrating refugees. In 2019, we were able to realize our vision for HOME 2019 as a community-directed outdoor festival on World Refugee Day. Over 1,000 refugee community members and members of the public filled Lynden’s grounds. In 2020, we launched the HOME virtual platform to archive our past work and to house our new, year-round HOME programming.

This year, we are offering HOME 2021 as a series of dispersed events spanning the summer. These events will be small, in order to conform with public health guidelines, and will take place outdoors on Lynden’s grounds. We hope that these events, when taken together, will capture the spirit of art, food, and performance that we experienced at the HOME 2019 outdoor festival.

HOME 2021 launches on World Refugee Day (June 20) with a brief, in-person celebration in the morning followed by a virtual program in the afternoon. You may stop by Lynden starting at 10 am for a land acknowledgement and a series of interfaith prayers. Claudia Orjuela and the Milwaukee Public Library will wrap up the HOME Story Time season with an outdoor, bilingual reading; Daniel Minter will lead a symbol-carving workshop [click here for more information]; and Partly Press will host a poetry reading with Moheb Soliman, author of HOMES [click here for more information]. In the afternoon, we will broadcast the morning’s welcome and share cultural programming on Facebook Live.

Schedule for World Refugee Day
10 am: Land Acknowledgment and Interfaith Prayers
10:30 am: Story Time
11 am: Symbol Carving Workshop
12 pm: Huron Ontario Michigan Erie Superior/HOMES
2-3:30 pm: Virtual World Refugee Program begins on Facebook Live

The HOME 2021 celebration will continue with monthly cultural plant walks, days featuring music, dance, and fashion (both ethnic and traditional), and two markets offering handicrafts and homemade goods.

Our community sponsors include:

Join us for more HOME 2021 events:
HOME Cultural Plant Walks, June 12, July 17, and August 14
HOME Music Day, July 10
HOME Dance Day, July 25
HOME Fashion Day, August 7
HOME Craft Market, August 21
HOME presents author Elly Fishman at Boswell Book Company, August 31
HOME Craft Market, September 18

HOME 2021

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