Hamilton College is hosting a Refugee Solidarity Month in April that includes presentations by artists, authors and filmmakers as well as a concert. Events in the series are free and open to the public, and unless otherwise noted, will take place on the Hamilton College campus.
- Monday, April 9, at 4 p.m., in the Red Pit (room 127) in the Kirner-Johnson Building
Award-winning novelist and Hamilton College alumna Kamila Shamsie will discuss immigration and migration an informal talk titled “Refugee Tales.” Shamsie is author, most recently, of Home Fire.
- Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m., in the Red Pit (room 127) in the Kirner-Johnson Building
Tim August, assistant professor of comparative literature at Stony Brook University, will present a lecture titled “Moving Pictures: The Refugee Image.” His discussion will focus on the representation of refugee images in the media.
- Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m., in the Red Pit (room 127) in the Kirner-Johnson Building
Award-winning writer Susan Hartman will present “Searching for Sadia,” a lecture based on her City of Refugees project with refugee women in Utica. The City of Refugees project arose from Hartman’s 2014 cover story for The New York Times, “A New Life for Refugees, and the City They Adopted.” Hartman is a 1974 graduate of Kirkland College.
- Saturday, April 28, at 5 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building
The PBS/Frontline documentary Exodus will be screened. director James Bluemel, managing editor and Hamilton College alumnus Andrew Metz, and Hassan Akkad, a Syrian refugee featured in the film, will answer questions after the screening.
- Sunday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m., at Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute in Utica
Journey West, a musical program chronicling the migration of melody through an interactive multi-media performance. Refugees, including one local refugee, are among the musicians performing in this program celebrating diversity.