World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration
Debuting at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library before a multi-year tour of U.S. libraries, World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration is a traveling exhibition that aims to change the public conversation about a timely yet timeless topic—migration and displacement. Explore stories from across human history and the breadth of world cultures in this traveling exhibition organized by the American Anthropological Association and the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Funding support is provided by The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Visit understandingmigration.org for more information.
Events will be held at DC Public Library locations and at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall, in addition to partner sites.
- Wed, June 22, 6:30 pm (partner program, Smithsonian Folklife Festival Main Stage) | The Gifts We Carry: Sounds of Migration and Memory, an evening of music and poetry from Afghanistan and beyond, hosted by Yo-Yo Ma
- Saturday, June 23, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 3, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (partner program, Festival Folklife Studio stage) | What We Carry: Migration Stories, a conversation about the things, tangible and intangible, that tie us to our families’ journeys
Visit dclibrary.org/calendar and search #WorldOnTheMove for related programs at all DC Public Library locations.
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