The AjA Project, a nonprofit based in San Diego, California, provides participatory photography workshops around the world for youth who are affected by war and displacement. Since its founding, AjA has provided long-term, community-based programming for over 1000 displaced youth, and has shared their visual narratives with over 1 million viewers through large-scale public exhibits. Students in this year's AjA workshops will present their multimedia photo essays at the first annual World Refugee Day Celebration in San Diego, California.
Sunday, June 19, 2011, 1–6 p.m.
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
The World Refugee Day Celebration will bring together members of various refugee communities, representatives from local refugee resettlement organizations and award-winning photographers, including Pulitzer Prize winner Don Bartletti and photographers Sam Hodgson and Roberto Guerra. The event will also feature the San Diego premiere of Where We Live, a documentary by award-winning Iraqi director Fady Hadid.