Sanctuary & Sustenance

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Sanctuary & Sustenance

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Date and Time

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Garden of the Sky

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Sanctuary & Sustenance is a multimedia projection of photography, film, music and words. ART WORKS Projects partnered with local organization Survivors of Torture, International to produce and project photos documenting the experience of refugees and asylum seekers here in San Diego. Through photographs, moving graphics and music, viewers had an opportunity to trace the journey of people during catastrophic events of displacement, on a path to sanctuary, and through the long process of rebuilding life in a new community. Sanctuary & Sustenance aims to raise public consciousness of these important issues and spark conversations about our collective responsibility to encourage policymakers to act in favor of fundamental human rights for refugees and asylum seekers.

ART WORKS Projects’ mission is to use design and the arts to raise awareness of and educate the public about significant human rights issues. ART WORKS provides visual advocacy tools which produce action on human rights crises at the grassroots, media and policy levels. Conceptualized and created in conjunction with established humanitarian and human rights advocacy organizations, ART WORKS’ art and design exhibitions, books, recordings, films and other initiatives provide opportunities for large numbers of the general population to engage in ending major human rights violations. ART WORKS selects topics to expose which are the most intractable, the least covered in the mainstream media, and the most abusive for victims.

Survivors of Torture, International, is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for survivors of politically motivated torture and their families who live in San Diego County. Since 1997, SURVIVORS has helped survivors to recover from their traumas through a holistic program including medical, dental, psychiatric, psychological and social services. SURVIVORS empowers torture survivors to reclaim the strength and vitality that were stolen from them by brutal dictators and governments. The specialized care SURVIVORS provides these vulnerable individuals helps them to become self-sufficient and healthy members of their families and of our community.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Frankel Family Foundatio


Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies


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