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THEMUSEUM Celebrates Multiculturalism and World Refugee Day with a Weekend Full of Inclusive Programming

Kitchener, ON

Proud to celebrate the intersection of culture in Waterloo Region, THEMUSEUM will host a weekend of multicultural recognition and celebration beginning with the 7th Annual Refugee Art Show. The show, which will focus on the theme of Becoming Neighbours, will open Saturday, June 8th, one day before World Refugee Day and run until September 2nd.

In order to provoke thoughtful conversation and ideas, photographer Kemal Vural Tarlan will be at THEMUSEUM on Saturday, June 8th to share his artwork and discuss the importance of his work. Kemal is a researcher and documentary photographer based in Gaziantep, Turkey. He is the General Coordinator of Kırkayak Cultural Center and Director of the Middle East Cultural and Social Research Center in Gaziantep.

Also happening on Saturday, June 8th, THEMUSEUM invites the whole family to participate in hands-on activities embracing all cultures. Creation Station: Learn about Eid at 11am and 2pm, will lead younger generations in crafts about Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the long fast recognized by Muslims around the world.

Furthermore, THEMUSEUM invites visitors to celebrate with the World Refugee Day Launch and Awards Event, hosted onsite by World Refugee Day WR and the Community Coalition on Refugee and Immigrant Concerns. This free event will launch the Waterloo Region’s community celebration of World Refugee Day, a day to recognize the resilient newcomers who are making Waterloo Region their home, takes place on Sunday, June 9th beginning at 1pm.