Building Peace Through the Oceans: Library of Birmingham 28th July - 30th Sept 2017

"The Seas are vehicles for building understanding and peace between communities around the World. The Seas are a vehicle for transporting and connecting people and cultures. They allow people to experience and immerse themselves in different cultures so that we can learn from one another and learn to live with one another in peace."

Building Peace Through the Oceans is an educational art installation which is aimed at promoting the integration of migrants, improving race relations, preventing hate crimes and extremism.

It consists of 6 canvasses representing different regions of the world, Africa, Asia, Middle East, North America , Latin America and Europe and shows the positive contribution migrants have made in each region.

The art installation has already been exhibited in Greece where it was created, in Paris where debates were also held on the integration of migrants and in Birmingham with a creative workshop on 'Empowering Migrant Women'.

<b>Building Peace Through the Oceans</b><br>Birmingham 28th July - 30th Sept 2017 <b>Opening ceremony of Building Peace Through the Oceans on 28 July Library of Birmingham</b><br>Left to Right: Mahroof Hussain  from Tell MAMA, Mallory Carlson from IOM,  Jess Phillips, MP Bham Yardley, Salma Zulfiqar Artist, Tony Morris Lead on Hate Crimes for WM Police, Ziauddin Yousafzai, Malala Yousafzai's father<br /><i>Photo Credit: Ashley Carr</i> Salma Zulfiqar being interviewed by media<br /><i>Photo Credit: Ashley Carr</i> MP Jess Phillips addressing the audience at the opening ceremony of the exhibition at the Library of Birmingham.<br /><i>Photo Credit: Ashley Carr</i> MP Jess Phillips & Salma Zulfiqar at the opening ceremony of the exhibition at the Library of Birmingham.<br /><i>Photo Credit: Ashley Carr</i> <i>Photo Credit: Ashley Carr</i> Malala's father, Ziauddin Yousafzai being interviewed by media<br /><i>Photo Credit: Ashley Carr</i> Salma Zulfiqar addressing the audience at the opening ceremony of the exhibition at the Library of Birmingham.<br /><i>Photo Credit: Ashley Carr</i> Salma Zulfiqar addressing the audience at the opening ceremony of the exhibition at the Library of Birmingham.<br /><i>Photo Credit: Ashley Carr</i> MP Jess Phillips and Malala's father led the audience in drawing their thoughts on integration<br /><i>Photo Credit: Ashley Carr</i> MP Jess Phillips and Malala's father led the audience in drawing their thoughts on integration<br /><i>Photo Credit: Ashley Carr</i> MP Jess Phillips and Malala's father led the audience in drawing their thoughts on integration<br /><i>Photo Credit: Ashley Carr</i> <i>Photo Credit: Ashley Carr</i> <i>Photo Credit: Ashley Carr</i> <b>Galerie du Colombier, Paris</b><br>Leo Deghati, REZA Visual Academy (L) Salma Zulfiqar, Artist (Centre) Thomas Liebig, Migration Specialist OECD (R) <b>Galerie du Colombier, Paris</b><br>Audience <b>Galerie du Colombier, Paris</b><br>Audience <b>Galerie du Colombier, Paris</b><br>Debate - Thomas <b>Galerie du Colombier, Paris</b><br>Debate <b>Galerie du Colombier, Paris</b><br>Visitors Salma Zulfiqar debates migration with teachers on the Greek Island of Kefalonia Teachers visiting the exhibition Building Peace Through the Oceans at the Ionion Centre for Culture and Arts, Kefalonia, Greece Teachers visiting the exhibition Building Peace Through the Oceans at the Ionion Centre for Culture and Arts, Kefalonia, Greece Teachers take part in an art workshop on migration at the Ionion Centre for Culture and Arts, Kefalonia, Greece Teachers take part in an art workshop on migration at the Ionion Centre for Culture and Arts, Kefalonia, Greece

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