Exhibit focusing on immigrants, refugees to open at Penn State Hazleton

HAZLETON, Pa. — Penn State Hazleton will host a traveling exhibit, “Building Bridges: Portraits of Immigrants and Refugees,” opening Thursday, Sept. 5, at the campus.

The photo-text exhibit will be on display in the lower lobby of the Charles Butler Teaching and Learning Resource Center through Friday, Sept. 27. The Office of Student Engagement will host a gallery viewing from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The gallery viewing is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

"Building Bridges" includes about 20 museum-quality photographs and corresponding stories and interviews with people who have come to the United States as immigrants or refugees from all over the world. The exhibit aims to challenge myths and stereotypes and tell the story of the journey that immigrants and refugees navigate in their quest for the American dream.

The nonpartisan exhibit is presented by Family Diversity Projects, a nonprofit organization with the mission to educate people of all ages through photo-text exhibits, books and curriculum, to help eliminate prejudice, stereotyping, bullying and harassment of people who are discriminated against due to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, national origin, religion and disabilities of all kinds.