• Saturday, September 29/ 2pm

    Rochester Global Refugee Services (RGRS) advocates for the economic needs and educational development of refugees around the world, as well as locally here in Rochester.  Founder Faziri Ndahiro has selected films from the VSW Collection that feature histories and cultures of refugee populations in Rochester, as well as the political and social struggles faced by refugees around the world. A discussion on how to support refugee populations will follow the screening.  

    Rochester Global Refugee Services (RGRS) advocates for the economic needs and educational development of refugees around the world, as well as locally here in Rochester. Founder Faziri Ndahiro has selected films from the VSW Collection that feature histories and cultures of refugee populations in Rochester, as well as the political and social struggles faced by refugees around the world.

    Guest speakers for this event include:
    Dr. Jean Kachiga, Dept. of Political Science and International Studies at SUNY Brockport
    Dr. John Karefah Marah, SUNY Brockport
    Dr. Erik French, SUNY Brockport

    A discussion on how to support refugee populations will follow the screening.

    The Community Curator program invites representatives from community groups in the Rochester region to curate film screenings using VSW’s collection of over 9,000 film and video titles. The goals of the Community Curator program are to empower cultural organizations to create their own media programming, expand global and cultural awareness within the Rochester community, and strengthen ties between students, artists, and communities that will cultivate multi-cultural relationships.
    The  Community Curator Program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts Art Works program.

  • Rochester Global Refugee Services
  • Faziri Ndahiro, Founder, RGRS introduces program