The Refugee Expressive Art Project is an intercultural learning exchange program that promotes the preservation of refugee folk art, tradition, music/dance and handcrafts (i.e. yarn and beading work), and enables the mutual cultural-sharing through interaction with Upstate Medical University MPH students. This year, every other week or so, a group of Upstate students visits RISE and spend two or three hours working with women on crafts and with children on artwork. The Roosevelt Award money goes toward supplies. This is a cross-cultural exchange is based on mutual respect/values and helping and empowering the refugee women from different cultures to come together and support each other.
The Women Art Project is made possible through the support of:
|Upstate Medical Center Roosevelt Fund|