In Solidarity- The Migration Blanket

Talk ONLINE EVENT - Wednesday 16th December 18:00pm

In Solidarity- The Migration Blanket is a collaborative artwork created during COVID-19 by Refugee and Asylum Seeker girls and women around the world and international artist and Human Rights Activist , Salma Zulfiqar. As we approach the the International Migrants Day (18th Dec), the work shines a light on the need for compassion, tolerance and acceptance of Refugees and Migration and gives refugee and asylum seeker girls and women a voice through creative expression. 30 girls and women, representing over 20 nations and 5 continents took part in the project and is a call for solidarity with refugees as we head out of lockdown.

Please note that this project took place online during the height of COVID-19 in 2020 connecting vulnerable girls and women in the West Midlands, London and Manchester, UK  to a global community where they broke the cycle of isolation, learned creative skills and about human rights. Girls from refugee camps and orphanages all over the world participated.  They contributed to this international collective digital artwork breaking boundaries and creating new friendships during the global pandemic which has crippled societies around the world. The positive impact of this project on their lives has been wide ranging. ARTconnects  is still in touch with all participants who are engaging in screening events for the project.
Q&A with Salma Zulfiqar and ladies who took part in the project along with Bosnian refugee Activist Lejla Damon and Senior Spokesperson for UNHCR UK, Matthew Saltmarsh.
Please see short videos and article for more details.
– London screening:
Supported by H.E Vanja Filipovic , Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzogovina to the UK.

– Artwork trailer: