Saturday, June 3, 2017, 2pm
Brown Auditorium at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005
The afternoon symposium features two panel discussions. The first looks at how refugees are portrayed in the media and the various ways images can be used—from sparking policy change to fueling fear. The second discussion focuses on national and local policies concerning refugees today and in the near future.
David Levi Strauss - Scholar, Writer, Critic (New York)
Patricia Lanza - Photographer; Director of Talent and Content, Annenberg Space for Photography; Co-curator of the REFUGEE exhibition (Los Angeles)
Dr. Rima Abunasser - Scholar, Middle East, Women and Gender Studies, Texas Christian University (Dallas)
Hon. Annise Parker - Former Mayor of the City of Houston
Daniel Stoecker - CEO, Alliance for Multicultural Community Services; President, United Nations Association-Houston
Mustafa Faiz - Former refugee and local business owner (Houston)
Issa Touma - Artist and Film Maker (Syria)
For full festival details, visit the Fotofest's website.