World Refugee day & Make MUSIC DAY
BuildaBridge returned to in-Person programming for a brief two-days. On Sunday, June 20, BuildaBridge offered visual arts experientials at the World Refugee Day celebration in Mifflin Park. The next day, BuildaBridge hunkered down at the Concert Garden in Point Breeze and celebrated Make Music Day.
From Jihan Thomas, Visual Artist
World Refugee Day 2021 went great! It was a beautiful, hot day and families were out having fun, listening to each other's stories and enjoying some fun in the sun. The programming included a variety of testimonies, music demonstrations, dance performances and a beautiful choir. Our table was filled with youth and families that were excited to make their own artwork to take home. Many youths created their own Happy World Refugee Day flyers and they added positive words to their artwork for hope for current refugees in Philadelphia. Everyone was smiling and seemed to enjoy and appreciate the creative space.
From BuildaBridge ED, Ami Yares