Venezuelan migrants are the theme of exhibition at the Museum of Immigration in São Paulo

Inauguration is part of the Seminar Program of the Migration Observatory in São Paulo, which will also have a roundtable and book launches

With focus on Venezuelan families registered by Chico Max in Roraima, the exhibition “La Jornada: The Resilience of the Venezuelan People in Search of a Refuge in Brazil” will be inaugurated at the Immigration Museum – institution of the Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy – on February at 1:30 p.m. On the same date, composing the activities of the Seminar Program of the Migration Observatory in São Paulo, there will also be a roundtable and two book launches and a calendar.

Through 20 photographs, visitors will be able to know the reality of these immigrants. The images of the show were held in the cities of Pacaraima and Boa Vista in September 2018 and reveal a complex migratory phenomenon that affects all socioeconomic and cultural classes.

The temporary exhibition is a partnership with the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), the Federal University of Roraima (UFRR) and the Public Prosecutor’s Office (MPT) and will be staged in the MI until 31 March.

Seminar Programming of the Migration Observatory in São Paulo

The schedule of the Seminar Program of the Migration Observatory in São Paulo will begin on the 8th, at 9:00 a.m., with an opening that will be attended by the UNICAMP Dean, Professor Marcelo Knobe; the coordinator of the National Coordination for the Eradication of Slave Labor of the Public Labor Ministry, Dr. Catarina von Zuben; the coordinator of the State Committee for Refugees / Secretariat of Justice and Citizenship of the State of São Paulo, Dr. Aparecida Izilda Alves; the Municipal Secretary of Sports and Recreation of the City of São Paulo, Dr. Carlos Bezerra Jr., and the Executive Director of the Museum of Immigration, Alessandra Almeida. Following this, the “Operation Welcomed” conference will be held by the Deputy Operational Coordinator of the Humanitarian Logistics Task Force, Colonel Georges Feres Kanaan.

Starting at 10:00 am, participants will be able to take part in the panel “International Migrations and Human Rights”, which will be mediated by Dr. Catarina von Zuben. To participate in the discussion, several authorities will be invited, among them the federal public defender Dr. João Freitas de Castro Chaves; the fiscal auditor of the Ministry of Labor and Employment, Dr. Lívia dos Santos Ferreira; the representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Jaime Nadal, and the head of the UNHCR Office in São Paulo, Dr. Maria Beatriz Bonna Nogueira.

The launch of the books “Migrações Venezuelanas” and “The Venezuelan exodus: between exile and emigration” and the “Juntas Impactamos” calendar, under the guidance of the Coordinator of the Observatory of Migration in São Paulo – NEPO / UNICAMP / FAPESP / CNPq, Rosana Baeninger, and Professor PUCMinas, Duval Fernandes, will take place at 11:30 p.m. Participated in this moment, the director of the Center for Migration Studies – Peace Mission, Paolo Parise; the service manager of Casa de Passagem for Foreign Migrants, José Roberto Mariano; the journalist, Venezuelan immigrant and founder of the Venezuelan Productive Movement in Brazil, César Barrios and the organizer of the calendar, Dr. Juliana Armede, among other professionals.

The Immigration Museum is located at Rua Visconde de Parnaíba, 1,316, at Mooca, in São Paulo. Its opening hours are from Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and on Sundays from 10am to 5pm. Tickets for visitation cost R $ 10, students and people over 60 pay half-admission. On Saturdays, the visitation is free. Other information is available at www.museudaimigracao.org.br.

 

Service

Opening of the exhibition “La Jornada: The resilience of the Venezuelan people in search of refuge in Brazil”
Date: February 8
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Free entrance
Location: Museum of Immigration

Seminar Program of the Migration Observatory in São Paulo
Opening and Conference “Operation Welcomed”
Date: February 8
Time: 9:00 am
Free entrance
Location: Museum of Immigration

Panel on “International Migration and Human Rights”
Date: February 8
Time: 10:00 am
Free entrance
Location: Museum of Immigration

Launch of the books “Migrações Venezuelanas” and “The Venezuelan exodus: between exile and emigration” and the Calendar “Together We Impact”
Date: February 8
Time: 11:30 am
Free entrance
Location: Museum of Immigration

Source: Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy of the State of São Paulo