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Exhibition Opening & Panel Discussion

This is a past event.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

MBUS - SoA Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Join us NEXT WEEK for the opening of Filling Narrative Gaps: The Stories of Refuseniks in South Florida. Featuring photography by Gary Monroe, the exhibition chronicles the stories of Soviet Union Jewish immigrants who arrived in South Florida in the 1980s. Known as refuseniks because the Soviet government refused their exit visas, these Jews were jailed and tortured, lost their jobs and were thrown out of their homes after applying to emigrate. The story of refuseniks reflects a forgotten chapter in the history of South Florida as a haven for the oppressed. It is a story that must be told and remembered.

The theme of the first panel discussion is Beginnings and Backgrounds.

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