April 6, 2017

Events Planned to Support Every Campus a Refuge

Members of the campus and Greensboro community are invited to Guilford College for two upcoming events in support of Every Campus a Refuge (ECAR).

The first event is a filming of the critically acclaimed After Spring, which shares the stories of two refugee families from Syria, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 19 at Dana Auditorium. Free tickets and directions are available through Facebook.com/EveryCampusARefuge. The evening will also feature:

  • Musical performances by the Guilford College Choir and Lumina Ensemble
  • A short film screening of Our Story, produced by Guilford’s Multicultural Leadership Scholars
  • A Refugee Camp Virtual Exhibit prepared by Amnesty International Guilford College Chapter, a co-sponsor of the event

The second planned event is A Recital for Every Campus a Refuge at 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Carnegie Room of Hege Library. Attendees will enjoy the music of Sarah Love Taylor, mezzo soprano, and Radha Upton, piano, as they perform Vignettes: Ellis Island by Alan Louis Smith. Admission will be free, with donations to support ECAR kindly requested.

Diya Abdo, Chair and Associate Professor of English, started ECAR in September 2015 to engage colleges and universities in addressing the Syrian refugee crisis. The initiative calls on institutions of higher education to provide short-term shelter and other temporary assistance to refugees.

Those interested can also support ECAR by donating online and designating “Every Campus a Refuge” in the “Other” category.