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Painting the Refugee Experience

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Aug 1, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 22:02

Guest: Elizabeth Thayer, Portrait Artist affiliated with Their Story is Our Story The number of people living on earth who have been forced from home is higher than it’s ever been, according to the UN Refugee Agency. More than half of the world’s 25-million refugees are children. A number like that is impossible to wrap your head around. But each of them is an individual with a face and a story. Elizabeth Thayer has spent the last several years painting their portraits as a volunteer with the nonprofit collaboration of artists and writers called, “Their Story is Our Story.” See some of Elizabeth Thayer’s portraits of refugees here and here.