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We The People First Friday “Acts of Welcome”

May 5, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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Arts at Millersville University We The People First Friday, in partnership with Church World Service and the Pennsylvania Migrant Education Program, will present “Acts of Welcome” the annual celebration of the artistry of Lancaster’s treasured refugee and immigrant communities, featuring performers from different cultures performing in a variety of genres.

The performances, emceed by Rachel Helwig of Church World Services, will take place at 6:30 P.M. in Steinman Hall. Artists include Ukrainian actress, singer and producer Anna Koziar who will sing, recite verse for a Ukrainian author, and provide a presentation about a fund she has created called the “Ukrainian Performing Arts Fund”. Additional performers include a Nepali youth dance troupe under the direction of Dilli Chapagain, singer and Columbian immigrant Ramiro Velasco, and Semukondo Olivier from the People’s Republic of Congo who will be performing two Afro-inspired songs.

An opening reception for an exhibit of paintings by Ayad Kalbosh, an artist who recently relocated to Lancaster from Iraq, will be held in the Regitz Gallery from 6-8 P.M. The exhibit will remain on display through May 26, 2023.


May 5, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Ware Center – Millersville University
42 N. Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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