This year's Picturing a New Life in Chicago exhibit, created by the Forced Migration Photovoice Project, is on display November 9 to March 24, 2019 at Sulzer Regional Library. In this exhibit, people who were forced to flee their home countries because of war, persecution or violence share photos and inspiring stories about adjusting to a new life here. Some came to Chicago through a refugee resettlement program. Others sought political asylum.
The Forced Migration Photovoice Project is a partnership among Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center, Heartland Alliance Refugee and Immigrant Community Services and Chicago Public Library. It is generously funded by the Hoellen Family Foundation through the Chicago Public Library Foundation.