From its inception, RIF has harnessed the power of visuals to share the ineffable stories, struggles and transformations of asylum seekers.

Garden installation by Danielle Serigano

Garden installation by Danielle Serigano

For the last year, we've partnered with Fordham University to run a year-long academic program leading up to summer-long art exhibition in at the Ildiko Butler Gallery. These collaborative teach-ins have informed and inspired Fordham students to create works that explores the complex process of seeking asylum, and the immense trauma and perseverance that it entails.

Please stay tuned for an update on exhibition events that will help shed light on the plight of the asylum seeker via storytelling, panel discussions, and screenings.

Felt collage by Margaret McCauley

Felt collage by Margaret McCauley

It is our hope that visitors will walk away with a sense of what breeds this journey, and what this journey breeds.

This exhibit is part of the IIHA 2016 Event Series: “Challenges & Opportunities: Global Migration in the 21st Century”