On Sunday, January 31st, Vox Culture opened its its 2016 series, Connecting our Local and Global Neighbors, by hosting a film screening and open discussion on the topic of refugees. The goal of the series is to engage in a deeper conversation on the subject of refugees.
The event presented three short films: My Honeymoon (by Eileen Hofer), From Nepal to Seattle's Rainer Valley (by Pangeality Productions of Seattle WA), and Shaya (by Amir Noorani).
This opening event for the Connecting our Local and Global Neighbors series was held in collaboration with several community partners including: The Community Cloth, PAIR Houston, IEDA Relief, and OCA Houston.
The leaders of The Community Cloth, PAIR Houston, IEDA Relief were present to both discuss the challenges and situations facing refugees in Houston, while the audience also presented questions to each of them; that they had written and built upon group discussions that took place between the film showings.
Altogether it was a great and powerful opener to what is shaping to be an exciting year, one that is driven to give a voice to those unheard!