Crossing Lines is continuing to foster grassroots projects in more cities around the United States, this time in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We partnered up with the Refugee Well-being Project at the University of New Mexico during an outdoor version of their weekly 'Learning Circles', which integrate refugee families with locals of the Albuquerque community. At these gatherings, cultural exchange is abundant amidst play time, group activities, and one-on-one interaction.
In 2008, I took a daytrip to Latakia on the Syrian coast to see what had been described to me as the Miami of Syria. A few years later, [...]