Arts Commons Presents
National Geographic Live
Live Stream Event
Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:00pm MST
Never before has the world been more tightly woven and the movement of people greater between and within continents and countries. Although COVID-19 has slowed migration, in 2019 more than 270 million people—nearly half of them women—were living in countries other than the one where they were born. Drawn by the promise of a better future, women increasingly have traveled to wealthier countries, taking jobs in child and eldercare and domestic work, as well as manufacturing and agriculture—a shift described as “the feminization of migration.” For women who are forced to leave home because of famine or violence, migration is a gamble for their very survival.
Photographers with The Everyday Projects have come together for a major National Geographic magazine feature and several online stories. Join Arts Commons Presents and National Geographic Live for a discussion with photographers Saiyna Bashir, Miora Rajaonary, and Danielle Villasana who have spent their careers exploring the complex story of women around the globe.
This event features stories and photos that reference sexual assault, domestic violence, and terrorism. Viewer discretion is advised.
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“When you are negatively represented in photographs, it becomes extremely difficult to move on, it’s almost impossible, because to the world, that is who you are, that is where you are, that is your country. That’s what it is. You don’t change. You don’t grow.” Danielle Villasana
Part of the National Geographic Live series presented by Arts Commons.
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