Refugees share personal stories at Beyond Talking Points

Beyond Talking Points panelists, from left: Som Acharya (Bhutan), Nan Htet (Burma), Marwa Zahid (Iraq), Thuy Tran (Vietnam), and Hien Kieu (former nationality, Vietnamese; ethnicity, Cham)

On Nov. 16 at the Bellevue Art Museum, Humanities Washington’s Beyond Talking Points series wrapped up its multifaceted look at immigration with a program featuring refugees from around the world who now call Washington home.

Refugees from Bhutan, Burma, Iraq, Somalia, Vietnam, and Southeast Asia’s Cham region shared personal stories about how they came to reside in Washington. The evening also featured clips from the award-winning documentary “Rain in a Dry Land” and a private tour of the Bellevue Arts Museum exhibition “Travelers: Objects of Dream and Revelation.” (end)

Participants of the breakout sessions after the panel discussion at Beyond Talking Points (Photo provided by Humanities Washington)

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