USDAC Statement on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

This November 2015 statement calls on all artists and creative activists to use our gifts for compassion and justice, to raise awareness, build connection, cultivate empathy, and inspire us to welcome those who are forced from homes that are no longer safe. Inspired by response to the rejection of Syrian refugees by more than half of U.S. state governors, it asks how we want to be remembered: As a culture of fear and isolation? Or valuing every human life, extending love and compassion to newcomers needing refuge?