June 26 - August 19, 2018
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Included in general admission
The Columbus Crossing Borders Project, sponsored by Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio, is a traveling art exhibit that includes the works of 34 artists responding to stories shared by refugees. A visual tribute to the resilience, strength, and courage of those who have survived incredible hardship within the migrant community, this exhibit inspires understanding, compassion, and support. The United States has dramatically reduced the number of refugees allowed into the country from 110,000 to 45,000, and the U.S. is on track to admit just 21,000 refugees this year, according to data compiled by the Refugee Processing Center, a program operated by the Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. This would be the fewest number of refugees admitted into the United States since 1980.
In Cincinnati, Catholic Charities is projected to resettle 230 refugees this year – a dramatic drop from 2016 when the agency resettled 333 refugees.
To learn more about The Columbus Crossing Borders Project, click here.