On Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 6 PM, The Winooski Welcome Center & Gallery, 41 Main Street, will host a documentary preview and fundraiser to benefit a special project fund of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. Hosted in Winooski’s newly renovated arts and events space, the event will support the next phase of the Legacy Video Portraits production of The World Within Winooski, a feature-length, intimate look at multicultural life and
opportunity in the city, from the mill era to today. Everyone is welcome.
The one-hour gathering will feature a 15-minute documentary preview, refreshments, a brief update and discussion, a raffle, and opportunities to pledge support through the project’s Kickstarter campaign. Rewards will be offered at each pledge level. VRRP will distribute DVDs of the completed documentary to schools and organizations throughout Vermont, as well as other USCRI offices throughout the U.S. for use in their education and outreach programs.
The Presenting Business Partner of the project is Samosaman Natural Foods. Additional support has been provided by individuals and businesses in Vermont.
About the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program
Established in 1980 as a local field office of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program VRRP has been bringing hope and opportunity to Vermont’s refugees and immigrants by defending human rights, promoting self-sufficiency, and forging community partnerships.
About Legacy Video Portraits
Legacy Video Portraits is Vermont’s premier source of personal and community video biographies. Owner/operator Philip Fass brings to his craft a lifelong background in writing, editing, interviewing, and filmmaking.
About the Winooski Welcome Center & Gallery
The Winooski Welcome Center & Gallery is re-opening on August 9th. Joining the Welcome Center is the gallery of the Northern Vermont Artist Association. The NVAA represents 136 artists working and living in northern Vermont.