November 7, 2017

4:30PM - 6:00PM
Perry World House
3803 Locust Walk

Making Media that Matters - Perspectives from Kenyan Refugee Camp

The World Today presents:
Making Media that Matters - Persepctives from a Kenyan Refugee Camp

Free and open to the public. Please click here to register for this event.

In the summer of 2017, eight Penn undergraduates, two teaching assistants, and Professor Peter Decherney traveled to the Kakuma refugee camp and Kalobeyei settlement in Northwest Kenya, near the border with South Sudan. With funding from the School of Arts and Sciences’s Making a Difference in Diverse Communities grant, they collaborated with refugees who had been trained by the organization FilmAid. Together, they made a series of short documentary films and a virtual reality film, documenting the United Nations’ new approach to responding to the refugee crisis in Africa. Come to learn about the program, the larger issues it addressed, and to see the work the students created.

Introductory remarks by:
Steven Fluharty, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Professor of Psychology, Pharmacology, and Neuroscience

A Discussion of the Penn-in-Kenya Program and the global refugee crisis with:
Peter Decherney, Director, Penn-in-Kenya
Keefe Murren, Executive Director, FilmAid
Anne Richard, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration
Penn students Sonari Chidi and Nicholas Escobar

Sponsored by the Perry World House, Cinema & Media Studies, Making a Difference in Diverse Communities, Penn FilmAid, and PURE.

For more information about the 2017 Penn in Kenya program, please click here.