Join “Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary” for a day filled with culinary + art workshops connected to the two-year project at The Free Library of Philadelphia. Experience the “Peace” exhibition, one third of the full exhibition showcasing newly created and collaborative artworks by resettled Syrians and Iraqis & renowned book artists that interweave historic and contemporary stories of refuge.

Spend the day at the beautiful Parkway Central branch whether that’s in the Culinary Literacy Center or the newly renovated Heim Center for Cultural and Civic Engagement.

Learn more about the exhibition on our website at:

Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary is a deep collaboration between Swarthmore College Libraries and the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility. Major support for Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from Swarthmore’s Cooper Series, Swarthmore College Libraries, the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Learn more about the project at


  • Occurred Saturday, July 13th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Alexandria Freeman

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