On Tuesday July 5th, Temple University Rome had a grand opening for their new art gallery exhibition. “Safe Travels/Interrupted Flows” is a curated collection of photos that takes you through the journey of an African immigrant in Italy. Students, faculty, and locals came to the university to walk through the gallery and see the struggles and emotions experienced by migrants.
Attendees also got to enjoy some of the delicious Pan-African cuisine prepared by “You and I – Tailoring and African Catering” which is owned by two women from Malawi and Zambia. Temple University Rome truly wanted to make this a cultural experience for everyone. This exhibition aims to bring awareness of the hardships and obstacles that African immigrants must overcome during their voyage to Italy and when they settle into this foreign country. Those who attended the event gained appreciation for immigrants and their culture.
See more photos from this event here.