web_weisman_art_museumMeet refugee and immigrant community leaders & members, policymakers, educators, health & human service advocates, funders and others in a compelling dialogue at civic rights & responsibilities: A Refugee & Immigrant Journey, a CAPI event at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota.  Meet refugee and immigrant community leaders & members, policymakers, educators, health & human service advocates, funders and others in a compelling dialogue at civic rights & responsibilities: A Refugee & Immigrant Journey, a CAPI event at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota.

A Refugee & Immigrant Journey will include a Photography Exhibition/World Tasting & Wine featuring “Stories of the Somali Diaspora” by Abdi Roble and “Identity in the American Landscape” by Wing Young Huie.

There will also be a Social Justice Dialogue with Wing Young Huie, award-winning photographer; Minnesota Senator Patricia Torres Ray, District 62; Peggy Saika, President/Executive Director, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy; Hussein Samatar, Founder & Executive Director, African Development Center; and Kao Kalia Yang, author, “The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir.”

A Refugee & Immigrant Journey will be held July 21, 5-7:30 p.m. The price to attend is US$50 per person and the deadline to RSVP is July 15.  This event is sponsored by the Weisman Art Museum, Custom Health Consultants and Mary T., Inc.

CAPI, Centre for Asians and Pacific Islanders, a unique, multi-service mutual assistance association that annually assists 3,500 refugees from around the world.  CAPI’s mission is to guide refugees and immigrants in the journey towards self-determination and social equality. CAPI fulfills its mission through two integrated departments (Employment and Training and Social Services and Cultural Education) and a growing number of strategic partnerships and collaborations.

Visit www.capiusa.org to register, or learn more about CAPI.

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