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Border that Unite, Borders that Divide – Fireside Chat
October 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Borders that Unite, Borders that Divide
A Fireside Discussion w/ guests from the Mobile Opera Ensemble
This is the first event in the SJC Justice Dialogue series that explores musical works addressing social issues.
Light refreshments provided.
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This event is also a part of the Refugee Symposium & Opera:
About Breaking the Cycle: Canada’s Refugee Record on the Global Stage:
The UBC Opera Ensemble, the Liu Institute for Global Issues, the Faculty of Arts, the Peter A. Allard School of Law, Green College, St. John’s College and other partners have come together to host a Refugee Symposium at UBC in October and November, 2016. The Symposium will feature The Consul, an opera by Gian Carlo Menotti that charts the perils of those fleeing persecution. Menotti was inspired by events during World War II when neither Austria nor Hungary would admit refugees and also dramatized scenes based on immigrant experiences in America.
The goal of the Symposium is to stimulate discussion on the global refugee crisis. Through Mobile Opera performances, panel presentations, storytelling, and conversations, we aim to foster networking among UBC students, faculty and staff, people who arrived as refugees, refugee service providers, community members, professionals and volunteers.