We Are Migrants at the University of Vigo

The We Are Migrants photography exhibition has been inaugurated at the University of Vigo in honour of World Refugee Day¸ celebrated this past 20th June. Via a format designed by the Municipal Council of International Cooperation and Solidarity of the Vigo City Council, through their awareness campaign ‘Care About Us’, the exhibit of images is available to visit at the School of Industrial Engineering in the University of Vigo until the 9th July. 

The opening ceremony that took place on the 20th June was presented by the Dean of the University of Vigo, Manuel Reigosa; José Luis Barreiro, regional coordinator for Entreculturas in Galicia and Asturias; Xose Mª Mahou, Area Director of Social Responsibility and Cooperation of the City Council.

 

This photography exhibition was driven by the Jesuit organizations that promote social justice and acceptance: The Hospitality campaign, the Entreculturas Foundation, The Jesuit Migrant Service of Spain and Mexico, and for its part, The Episcopal Commission on Migration, and has toured numerous locations throughout Spain. A demonstration of the reality on the borders where thousands of people risk their lives in search of a decent life and future far from their homelands. This exhibition illustrates, through the means photography from over 25 authors, life in some of these borders of the world: Spain-Morocco, USA-Mexico, the Mediterranean Sea, etc. Because we are all migrants, it’s just some cross borders.


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