Virtual reality refugee exhibit visits Fort Worth Library

The Fort Worth Library’s East Regional branch will host an interactive, mobile exhibit from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières titled Forced From Home. View the virtual reality experience about the global refugee crisis from 1-7 p.m. June 4 and June 7.

The immersive experience also includes photography and virtual reality, 360-degree videos that take participants to Iraq, Lebanon, Mexico, Tanzania and South Sudan — areas where a large portion of displaced people currently reside.

To extend the experience, the library will have a variety of materials for checkout related to refugees and the cultures highlighted in the Forced From Home exhibit.

“This is an opportunity to offer the citizens of Fort Worth an exhibit that has toured the country,” said Fort Worth Library Director Manya Shorr. “Fort Worth has a culturally-diverse population that I believe will embrace the chance to understand the human impact of this global crisis.”

An unprecedented 65.6 million people are displaced worldwide, many of them refugees and asylum seekers, who are further endangered by the denial of protections and the freedom of movement to which they are entitled.

“Our medical staff treats people uprooted by conflict and extreme violence all over the world. Médecins Sans Frontières provides care along their dangerous journey — on rescue boats, in refugee camps and health centers,” said Jason Cone, executive director of MSF-USA.

The East Regional Library is at 6301 Bridge St.

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