Take Action Postcards
This exhibit highlights an incredibly important and timely global issue. Across the globe, 65.3 million people have been forcibly displaced, and 21.3 million of those people are considered refugees. We hope that this exhibit has enabled you to see from the eyes of young refugees themselves, the ways that their lives have been changed by the war. We hope that you have been moved to imagine yourself in their shoes.
Now you are probably thinking, What Can I Do? YOU can take one step today and use these postcards to share what you have learned, express your opinion to those in power and ask them to make change, or send a message of hope and solidarity.
- Write to an elected official! Visit the site: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials and find your local, state or national political representative. Write them a postcard sharing what you think we should be doing to address this important issue.
- Send a post-card to your friend, sharing what you have learned today and encouraging them to learn more about the experience of refugees.
- Let the artists know your thoughts! Write a message to a young artist featured in the exhibit. Drop your postcard in the Shen Gallery to be sent out!
- Share a message with an aid worker. Aid workers support refugees at different points in their journeys. Thank them for their work with some of the most vulnerable people in our world. Drop your postcard in the Shen Gallery to be sent out.