Refugees are invited to tell their stories and bring items of meaninfg to Feb. 16 event.

COURTESY PHOTO - Photographer Jim Lommasson will discuss What We Carried: Fragments and Memories from Iraq and Syria. As part of a bi-monthly speaker series at the Walters Cultural Arts Center, photographer Jim Lommasson will discuss "What We Carried: Fragments and Memories from Iraq and Syria," a collaborative storytelling project with Iraqi and Syrian refugees who have fled their homelands and come to the United States.

This event takes place Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

Lommasson invites Iraqi and Syrian refugees to share a personal item significant in their lives, such as family photographs, an heirloom dish or childhood toy. The carried objects and the intense personal stories behind them combine to illustrate the common threads that bind all of humanity: the love shared for family, friends and the places people call home.

This is a free event in the Walters Cultural Arts Center located at 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro. Light refreshments will be served.

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