Sunday
Feb282016

Community comes out in force for 'Vox Storytellers'

Vox hosted it's second event of the season for "Connecting our Local & Global Neighbors" at A 2nd Cup Coffee Shop on Sat. February 27. "Vox Story Tellers" featured several clients from our 2016 community partners: The Community Cloth, IEDA Relief, and PAIR Houston. Rather than putting energy in solely discussing the past that some of these individuals have gone through, the event was dedicated towards these individuals sharing their vision of THEIR FUTURE!

Speakers included refugees from Burma, Afghanistan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. A Student, Artisan Woman, and Author/Military Official helped us today to see that the term "refugee" is so much more than what media portrays. Our neighbors have a name and they are human.


The goal of this event was find ways to support these individuals in their goals/dreams, and listen to some of the challenges and/or positives that they have had in achieving or attaining their ambitions.

Monday
Feb012016

Vox Hosts Film Screening + Open Discussion on Refugees

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!

Monday
Feb012016

Connecting Our Local & Global Community: 'Vox Story Tellers'

Join Vox Culture over coffee/tea and sweets @ A 2nd Cup Coffee House as we host the second event of our 2016 series on Refugees, "Connecting our Local & Global Neighbors". Our February event, titled, "Vox Story Tellers" will feature several clients from our 2016 community partners: The Community Cloth, IEDA Relief, and PAIR Houston. Rather than putting energy in solely discussing the past that some of these individuals have gone through, the event will be dedicated towards these individuals sharing their vision of THEIR FUTURE!

The goal of this event is to find ways to support these individuals in their goals/dreams, and listen to some of the challenges and/or positives that they have had in achieving or attaining their ambitions. A Q&A may follow. More details to be announced soon!

Please note that the purchase of any drink or food item at A 2nd Cup goes towards benefiting the work of human trafficking organizations across Houston.... so if you attend, you are practically supporting two causes in 1 event. Be sure to click on A 2nd Cup's Face Book page to learn more about them!

This event will take place on Saturday, February 27 from 1:30PM-3:00PM @ A 2nd Cup (1111 E 11th Street, Houston, TX 77009).

Wednesday
Jan062016

Connecting our Local & Global Neighbors: Film Screening + Open Discussion

Vox Culture will be hosting a film screening and open discussion on the topic of refugees, to introduces its 2016 series, Connecting our Local and Global Neighbors. The goal of the series is to engage in a deeper conversation on the subject of refugees.

The event will feature three short films while the open dialogue session will focus on topics related to refugees in Houston, what is being done locally to address the subject, and how we can best integrate refugees and work together towards the continued development of our community.

This opening event for the Connecting our Local and Global Neighbors series is being held in collaboration with several community partners including: The Community Cloth, PAIR Houston, IEDA Relief, and OCA Houston.

Featured Short Films include: My Honeymoon (by Eileen Hofer), From Nepal to Seattle's Rainer Valley (by Pangeality Productions of Seattle WA), and Shaya (by Amir Noorani).

Seats are FREE but limited. Please select and print your ticket to reserve your spot at this link:

https://voxconnectingourglobalneighbors.eventbrite.com

 The event will take place at the Vox Culture Warehouse (8570 Katy Fwy. Suite #116, Houston, TX 77024) on Sunday, January 31st from 4:00PM to 6:00PM. The latest updates can be found by visiting the Vox Culture page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/voxculturehouston.


Inquiries may be directed to
carlos.schuler@voxculture.org.

Wednesday
Jan062016

Vox 2016 Series: Connecting our Local & Global Neighbors

Based on our volunteers votes, Vox Culture will be focusing on the the social issue of refugees in our Houston community.

Exploring the topic once again for the first time in almost four years, the goal of our 2016 theme, titled, Connecting Our Local & Global Neighbors, will be to open a dialogue within our community that builds understanding (while using arts/creativity as the driving tool). Additionally, the goal will be to help showcase what the city can do more to address the need of the refugee community AND how the refugee community can give back to the economic development of the city of Houston as well. In order to get a diverse group of refugees from different backgrounds (and needs), Vox Culture has chosen to test a different approach from focusing its energy on one organization per year, to instead working with several organizations (such as The Community ClothPAIR HoustonIEDA Relief, and more) at a community partnership level, and together tackle some of the underlining issues facing the refugee community in Houston.

For more questions/clarifications, or details, in regards to our work for 2016 - or if you'd like to support our work for this year in any way - please feel free to message our Executive Director, Viktor Kopic, at viktor.kopic@voxculture.org, or stay tuned for details in our newsletter at the end of this month. 

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