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BERKELEY—Refugees of the British Empire: Live Recollections & Stories by Witnesses
August 3, 2019 @ 4:30 am – 6:30 amFree – $10
BERKELEY―Join the 1947 Partiton Archive on August 3rd for an engaging and gripping journey back into an untold history, through the words of witnesses. Three individuals from the Bay Area will describe their first hand experiences of surviving Partition, and the unprecedented chaos that broke out as British colonialism in South Asia came to an end. Two new nations were born at that time: India and Pakistan. Contemporary geo-political issues facing the region today are connected to the untold history of Partition. Snacks and drinks will be served.
This workshop is part of a larger event series during a 10 day pop-up exhibition Refugees of the British Empire. Learn about the little-known but largest mass refugee crisis that unfolded when the British empire broke up after World War II, directly from survivors and witnesses who now call California their home, including your own neighbors and friends. Visit during two weekends of an enriching cultural journey in Berkeley and explore untold stories from California’s refugees of the British Empire. Discover the impacts of this untold chapter of our world history through a series of workshops, lectures, storytelling events in addition to the audio visual pop-up exhibition. Exhibit is free and on view from 2:00-4:00pm. To register for events, visit Eventbrite. The 1947 Partition Archive 1840 Alcatraz Ave. Berkeley, CA 94703 For more information about The 1947 Partition Archive visit www.1947partitionarchive.org —— This exhibit is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities for All Quick Grant.