TOGETHER IN SOLIDARITY
Syrian Ahmad Joudeh dancing in Palmira
On the occasion of the World Refugee Day next June the 20th United Voices 4 Peace, in collaboration with the European Parliament, has organized the event Together in Solidarity.
Together in Solidarity will show a performance of Syrian dancer and choreographer Ahmad Joudeh on the Esplanade Simone Veil, in front of the European Parliament in Brussels. Joudeh will perform at 13:30h.The dance performance will be followed by some words from Ahmad Joudeh and testimonies by two young refugees.
This initiative aims to share a positive message about the successful integration of refugees throughout the European Union. United Voices 4 Peace strongly believes that arts can play an instrumental role to build bridges between peoples of different background, fostering a culture of understanding, inclusiveness and solidarity.
Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy will give a welcome statement.
UN representatives based in Brussels will also attend the event, sponsored by UNESCO Brussels Liaison Office. “Together in Solidarity” event is part of the celebrations of the European Year of Cultural Heritage and has been granted with the EYCH Label.
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