Program Welcoming - Girl Ambassadors April 26

The Matilda Joslyn Gage Center presents a Program Welcoming

Girl Ambassadors for Human Rights from Chile and Sri Lanka

The Matilda Joslyn Gage Center presents a program welcoming our Girl Ambassadors for Human Rights from Chile and Sri Lanka on April 26, 7:00 p.m. at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall.

Girl Ambassadors for Human Rights will present information about the program’s work in all three countries.  Hip Hop with lyrical dancing and jazz will be performed by the Young And Talented Performing Art Kompany” (YAT PAK).  The Dance Theater of Syracuse will present “Four Women,” danced by Jasmin Eatman, Deja Sheperd, Deanna Eure, and  Caroline Charles, choreographed by artistic director Brandon Ellis. Latin American folk singer Carolina Kim Tihanyi will perform “Paso del Norte.”  “Bar Codes, Spoken Word and Monologues about Modern Human Trafficking,” written by Vanessa Johnson, will conclude the program.

The program will begin with brief welcomes from Sarah Pharaon, North American Program Officer, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience; Dean Phelus, Senior Director of International Programs, American Alliance of Museums; and Michele Peregrin, Program Officer, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State.

Girl Ambassadors for Human Rights is a year-long Museums Connect initiative which has brought together 50 teenage girls from Villa Grimaldi museum (Chile), the Institute of Social Development (Sri Lanka) and the Gage Foundation in Fayetteville, to explore and share their experiences and ideas through facilitated dialogue, social media technology, and international travel. The participating museums are all members of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, which partnered in the grant which was made possible in part by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the American Alliance of Museums.

May Memorial is located at 3800 East Genesee Street in Syracuse.  The event is free and open to the public.  A dessert reception will follow the program.

 

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