Local portrait photographer Dean Whitbeck recently spoke at TEDxRVA about his collaboration with ReEstablish Richmond and The International Rescue Committee on his latest project, The Refugees. In his talk he connects his previous projects, which include portraiture of Holocaust survivors and inner city youth in San Francisco, to his current work with refugees. "Making the unseen seen," and "finding what connects us instead of what divides us" is the goal of all of his projects, which he accomplishes by revealing the complex, multi-faceted humanity of his subjects. Check out Whitbeck's website to see more of his work.
*Note - link starts where Whitbeck talks specifically about refugees and ReR, but you can scroll back to watch the whole 20 minute talk.
Did you know that the majority of refugees in the Richmond area are being resettled in Henrico County? ReEstablish Richmond believes that refugee voices matter and that they add value to the greater community. That is why ReEstablish Executive Director, Kate Ayers, sat in on Henrico County's Community Health Assessment, or "CHA".
As an anthropology and Arabic student at the University of Richmond, I came into this summer internship looking not only for chances to use my language skills, but also chances to strengthen my cross-cultural learning and communication abilities. I found both, and much more...
What started as a means for social interaction has now become a way for refugee women to become empowered to attain jobs.
On December 6, 2016, ReEstablish Richmond hosted “A Taste of Afghanistan”, an event during which Afghan members of the community prepared eight incredible dishes and shared their experiences as refugees.