Our Stories Carried Us Here is an exhibition of an original and fascinating journey by Zaynab Abdi, Aziz Kamal, Craig Moodie, Karelin, Ruth Mekoulom, Alex Tsipenyuk, Zurya Anjum, Sergio Cenoch and Mary Anne Quiroz, Vy Luong, Amara Solomon Kamara – eleven immigrants and refugees from Chad, Guatemala, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Mexico, Myanmar (Rohingya), Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam, and Yemen, living across the United States.
The exhibition brings forward complex and challenging issues of race, religion, class, racial profiling, education inequality, systematic displacement and discrimination, mental health, disability, activism, and more, to reclaim a narrative that has so often been shaped by hate, fear, and xenophobia.
Ten vibrantly illustrated stories co-created by first and second-generation immigrant illustrators that empower individuals of various backgrounds and act as a mirror and a light. They connect us all with experiences that inspire both hope and empathy.
This exhibition is based on the book titled OUR STORIES CARRIED US HERE: A GRAPHIC NOVEL ANTHOLOGY, which is published by Green Card Voices and edited by Julie Vang, Tea Rozman, and Tom Kaczynski.
Curators: Lida Tsene, Lila Manioti
As with all events taking place at the Hellenic American Union, no one will be allowed to enter the Exhibition without a vaccination or disease certificate (for adults) or a self test statement (for minors).