Humanitas Anabaptist-Mennonite Centre Event: “Refuge/e and Be/Longing: A Shared Migration: Poetry, Photography and Art”

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Mennonite Heritage Museum
1818 Clearbrook Rd
Abbotsford, BC

An evening of poetry & prose, photography & art about the refugee and refuge, longing and belonging. Experiences from the shared Mennonite migration story are brought into poetic and artistic conversation with the Canadian newcomer story today. 

On exhibition will be a collection of photographs by Erik Braun (BFA): “Survivors of a Violent History (WWII)” and refugee artwork, “Stories in Art from Iraqi Kurdistan.” 

Connie T. Braun (BA, MA, MFA) is an author of Mennonite heritage and instructor of Creative Writing. Her works include a published memoir, The Steppes are the Colour of Sepia (Ronsdale Press, 2008), and a collection of poetry, Unspoken: An Inheritance of Words (Fern Hill Publications, 2016). 

The Museum will open at 6:30 p.m. for viewing of the special art and photography exhibits followed by readings at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. 

Contact: Dorothy M. Peters, Ph.D., Associate Director, Humanitas Anabaptist-Mennonite Centre (