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Home 2021: World Refugee Day Celebration, June 20


By - Jun 18th, 2021 10:20 am

HOME 2021 launches this Sunday on World Refugee Day (June 20) with a brief, in-person celebration in the morning, at Lynden, followed by a live virtual program in the afternoon on Facebook. Check out our schedule below:

10 am: Land Acknowledgment, with Margaret Noodin, and Interfaith Prayers, in collaboration with the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee
10:30 am: Story Time, with Lynden’s Claudia Orjuela, and the Milwaukee Public Library
11 am: Symbol Carving Workshop with artist-in-residence Daniel Minter – advance registration required
12 pm: Huron Ontario Michigan Erie Superior/HOMES with Moheb Soliman, and other Great Lakes writers and artists

Full details on the day’s events here:

2-3:30 pm: Virtual World Refugee Program begins on Facebook Live, with a special guest musician, Rohingya refugee, Hamid (bio below).

We hope that you can join us, including the virtual program with our special guest and main feature: Hamid, a Rohingya musician based in Canada who will be interviewed by HOME Refugee Steering Committee Member Hasina Begum Ashraf Mia in-between songs.

Hamidullah, best-known as Hamid, is a Rohingya musician and refugee from Buthidaung, Myanmar. In the 1990s, he fled to Bangladesh, and in 2008 he resettled to Ontario, Canada. Hamid began playing music at the age of nine, while living in Myanmar. He supported his family by performing with his band, managed by monks, at weddings, parties, and community gatherings. Since then, he continues to perform at various cultural and educational events and happenings. Today, he is known for his mastery of the mandolin and harmonium, and his narrations of hope and lamentation through original songs and music arranged in the traditional Rohingya oral poetic form that echo stories of freedom and loss. His music, which is of great cultural significance to Rohingya communities around the globe, conjures a time immemorial and a place of belonging that extend beyond memory, record, or tradition. He has been featured in various publications and projects including Music in Exile, the Rohingya Cultural Memory Centre/Rohingya Kimoti Rosomor Ghor of International Organization for Migration-IOM/UN Migration, and more.

To find out more about HOME 2021 events this summer, post-World Refugee Day, check out our events page and scroll to the bottom to explore what HOME has to offer!

HOME 2021 is sponsored in part by Hanan Refugee Relief.

To stay up-to-date with our happenings, subscribe to the HOME e-list here.

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