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Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Global Refugee Mural

by Joel Beringer ©2009

 

—creative director Tom Block —

 
The Global Refugee Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 2, 2018
1. The Global Refugee Mural Marker
Inscription.
This mural tells the stories of 3 refugees who live here in Maryland, who were interviewed for this project. Georges, a former mayor of his city in eastern Congo (DRC), fled with his family when the war came to his region. Mai, from Myanmar (aka Burma), was unable to return to her country due to religious persecution by the government. Taameem, from southern Iran, fled after her brother was murdered by local militia members and she was targeted as well.

Funded by the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Partnership with the International Rescue Committee's refugee resettlement center in Silver Spring.

Special thanks to Kefa Café.

Artist & Project info: (415) 845-2699
email: joeljoel88@yahoo.com
www.joelsmurals.com

 
Erected 2009 by Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.
 
Location. 38° 59.616′ N, 77° 1.569′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Bonifant Street east of Georgia Avenue (U.S. 29). Touch for map. On the eastern wall of Kefa Café. Marker is at or near this postal address: 963 Bonifant Street, Silver Spring MD 20910, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
The Global Refugee Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 2, 2018
2. The Global Refugee Mural Marker
marker. A New Deal in Town (within shouting distance of this marker); You Are Here - 1931 (within shouting distance of this marker); First Bank, First Heist (within shouting distance of this marker); Spirited Entertainment (within shouting distance of this marker); Springing Up (within shouting distance of this marker); A Community Grows (within shouting distance of this marker); The Burger King (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Land, Lumber & Lyrics (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
 
Also see . . .
1. Washington DC & Baltimore: Art & Social Action Projects. Page on artist's site that describes his DC- and Baltimore-vicinity murals, including The Global Refugee Mural. (Submitted on March 2, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 

2. Joel Artista: nomadic artist, educator and advocate for social action. Current web site of the artist with his current penname. (Submitted on March 2, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionPoliticsWars, Non-US
 
Closeup of text on the mural directly behind the artist's statement sign image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 2, 2018
3. Closeup of text on the mural directly behind the artist's statement sign
"No matter how
long the night
the day is sure
to come."
-Congolese proverb
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 2, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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