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Seeking Sanctuary - Music, Storytelling, & Art Workshop 2 @BCNC

  • Pao Arts Center 99 Albany Street Boston, MA, 02111 United States (map)

Members of Palaver and facilitator Francesca Crutchfield-Stoker from the Immigration & Refugee Clinic at Harvard University will engage participants in conversation about their journeys, life in Boston, and the impact of their culture’s music and art on the city. These workshops foster dialogue by creating an interactive space where individuals and families from these communities explore their experiences through art, music, and story. Workshops will be closed to the public and will take place early in 2018, prior to the Seeking Sanctuary concerts.

During this free workshops, attendees will: 

  • Listen to performances by Palaver Strings Musicians and Chinese Erhu player, Zhantao Lin.
  • Work with facilitator, Francesca Crutchfield - Stoker, to discuss the impact and presence that their community and culture of their country of origin has on the city of Boston.
  • Work with artist, Miriam Shenitzer, to express their thoughts, passions, and personal journeys through art. 

Free tickets to Palaver’s Seeking Sanctuary performances at the Boston Center for the arts on February 9-11, 2018 will be available to workshop attendees.

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Through arts, culture, and education, the Pao Arts Center brings together community members across generations to reclaim a critical piece of Chinatown history to create healthy families and vibrant community.  In partnership with Bunker Hill Community College, BCNC opened the Pao Arts Center in 2017 to be Chinatown’s first community-based arts center and Boston’s newly dedicated Asian American and Asian immigrant cultural space. 

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) is the largest nonprofit social service provider dedicated to Asian families in the Greater Boston area, supporting over 2,600 children, youth, and adults each year at four locations in Boston and Quincy. The mission of BCNC is to ensure that the children, youth, and families we serve have the resources and supports they need to achieve greater economic success and social well-being. BCNC helps families access the resources and services available to them, provides opportunities for them to learn and acquire skills, and creates a community of mutual support and encouragement.