UNSPOKEN is a human rights forum which combines film, art, music, and a conference devoted to refugees in communities into one dynamic conversation. The inaugural UNSPOKEN event will take place on October 13-15, 2011 in Utica, New York. This multi-faceted forum seeks to give a voice to human rights violations from around the globe and to offer practical solutions in order to shape a better tomorrow and give hope for the future.
This year’s UNSPOKEN conference will provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various fields with cross-disciplinary interests to engage with one another through a series of panel discussions. These panels will explore the experience of people who have been forced from their homelands and faced with building new lives and communities through resettlement. We will consider war-driven forced migration and human displacement, as well as domestic reception of refugees through resettlement and integration programs. Central to the conference conversation is the role of culture, heritage and the arts in processes of flight, migration, settlement and integration.
To learn more about the forum and how to submit proposals visit
UNSPOKEN is a cooperative forum of Colgate University, Hamilton College, Utica College, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, UNHCR, LIRS and the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees.
c/o Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees
309 Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13501
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