We Were Strangers Too On Display At The ADL Leadership Summit

May 26, 2016

We Were Strangers Too On Display At The ADL Leadership Summit

Posters from left to right: "The Right To Have A Home" by Anna Masini, "USHMM" by Felix Sockwell, "Refugees Towards A Better Life" by Diana-Andreea Bahrin, "Seeking Refuge" by Michael Czerniawski, "Syrian Reguees in Germany" by Matt Rota, "We Were Strangers Too" by Karl Tani.

Leaders from the Anti-Defamation League recently gathered in Washington DC for their annual Leadership Summit to discuss among other issues, the ongoing refugee crisis. We're so proud to have posters from our new We Were Strangers Too collection on display, adding to such an important conversation with art.

From left to right:"Refugees Towards A Better Life" by Diana-Andreea Bahrin, "History Repeats #1" by Mark Forton, "Migrantes" by Tomasco Marcolla. 

ADL’s National Leadership Summit, which was a gathering of hundreds of the League’s leaders and activists from across the country in Washington, D.C., delved into many significant issues, including the imperative to welcome refugees that face violence and displacement in their home countries. In a special panel on the Syrian refugee crisis, “FORCE TO FLEE: RESPONDING TO THE REFUGEE CRISIS,” ADL Leadership Summit attendees heard personal stories from refugees and advocates including Omar Hossino, Director of Public Relations and Outreach, Syrian American Council, Jen Smyers, Associate Director, Immigration and Refugee Policy, Church World Service, and Mindy Reinstein, Associate Director, ADL Government Relations, Advocacy & Community Engagement. ADL activists shared artwork with 90 Congressional offices as an evocative advocacy tool for in-person lobby meetings to urge Members to oppose rollbacks of America's refugee program. 

See the full collection of We Were Strangers Too designs, buy your own posters, or contribute your own design, here.