Tour Dates

Thank you for your interest in Refuge Lansing. The traveling exhibit is available for display at schools, libraries, places of worship, community centers, hospitals, businesses and other organizations.

The exhibit consists of a book, informational materials, and easy-to-assemble displays (fourteen 20" x 30" storyboards with easels). Hosting venues can display all or a portion of this collection as space allows.

As the mission of Refuge Lansing is engagement and outreach, we ask that each exhibiting venue host an event at which a partnering refugee agency representative can give a presentation and Q&A session about refugee resettlement. Events vary in size and exhibits range from one day to two weeks or more, depending on the venue.

The companion art book is integral to the exhibit, with in-depth stories, photographs and information about resettlement in the Lansing area. We'll provide 'display only' copies for the exhibit, and we'll have them available at your event for a minimum $25 donation to any of our four partner refugee agencies.

To host an exhibit and event, please contact refugelansing@gmail.com


  • June 13, 2017 - Michigan State Capitol
  • 100 N. Capitol Ave., 1st Floor
  • Lansing, MI 48933
  • Reception: 11am – 1pm
  • RefugeLansing@gmail.com
  • June 19-24, 2017 - Refugee Development Center
  • 600 W. Maple St.
  • Lansing, MI 48906
  • Reception: Wed. June 21, 5:30-7:30pm
  • ebrown@rdclansing.org
  • June 25, 2017 - Presbyterian Church of Okemos
  • Refugee Awareness Sunday
  • townley@okemospres.org
  • 10am
  • July 2 & 9, 2017 - Mt. Hope United Methodist Church
  • 501 E. Mt. Hope Ave.
  • Lansing, MI
  • Reception: July 5, 5:30pm with a presentation by the Refugee Development Center
  • rob.cook@mounthopeumc.org
  • July 12, 2017 - Allen Farmers Market at the Allen Neighborhood Center
  • 1611 E. Kalamazoo St.
  • Lansing, MI 48912
  • Open 2:30-7:30pm inside the Allen Market Place
  • juliak@allenneighborhoodcenter.org
  • July 14-19, 2017 - Islamic Center of East Lansing
  • 920 S. Harrison Rd.
  • East Lansing, MI 48823
  • Reception: July 14, 1 - 2:30pm with Global Institute of Lansing
  • info@lansingislam.com
  • July 23-31, 2017 - Lansing Central Free Methodist Church
  • 828 N. Washington Ave.
  • Lansing, MI 48906
  • Event: July 23, 11:00 a.m. worship service, 12:30 p.m. presentation by Judi Harris (STVCC)
  • bruce@centralfreemethodist.org, office@centralfreemethodist.org
  • Aug. 2-9, 2017 - Red Cedar Friends Meeting House
  • 1400 Turner St.
  • Lansing, MI 48906
  • Event: Aug. 6, 11:30 a.m. presentation by Paula Frantz (Global Language Institute)
  • hparis03@yahoo.com
  • Aug. 15-18, 2017 - Accident Fund
  • 200 N. Grand Ave.
  • Lansing, MI 48933
  • Webinar Presentation: Aug. 15, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. with Erika Brown-Binion (RDC)
  • sara.bunker@accidentfund.com
  • Aug. 19 - Sept. 5, 2017 - Lansing Public Library (Capital Area District Libraries – Downtown Lansing Branch)
  • 401 S Capitol Ave.
  • Lansing, MI 48933
  • Event: Aug. 30, 12:30 p.m., Brown Bag Lunch Discussion with Judi Harris (STVCC)
  • brussowm@cadl.org
  • Sept. 5 - 13, 2017 - Holt Public Library (Capital Area District Libraries – Holt-Delhi Branch)
  • 2078 N Aurelius Rd.
  • Holt, MI 48842
  • Event: Sept. 9, 12 p.m., Brown Bag Discussion with Erika-Binion Brown of the Refugee Development Center
  • Sept. 14-21, 2017 - The Global Institute of Lansing & First Presbyterian Church
  • 510 W. Ottawa St.
  • Lansing, MI 48933
  • Open House: Sept. 14, 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Pfrantz19@gmail.com
  • Sept. 22 - Oct. 3, 2017 - All Saints Episcopal Church
  • 800 Abbot Rd.
  • East Lansing, MI 48823
  • Events: October 15, 11:30 a.m. presentation by Judi Harris (STVCC)
  • pastorkitcarlson@gmail.com
  • Oct. 4, 2017 - Jackson National
  • 1 Corporate Way
  • Lansing, MI 48951
  • Private Reception: Oct. 4 with RDC, 12-2 p.m.
  • ebrown@rdclansing.org
  • Oct. 6 & 7, 2017 - Michigan State University - Migration With(out) Boundaries Conference
  • https://migrationconferencemsu.wordpress.com/
  • MSU International Center
  • 427 N Shaw Lane
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • Event: Oct. 7, 12:45 p.m., Presentation by Paula Frantz, Jeremy Herliczek, & Suban Nur Cooley
  • Linda.Gordon@hc.msu.edu
  • migrationwithoutboundaries@gmail.com
  • Oct. 8 - 12, 2017 - St. John's Catholic Church
  • 327 MAC Ave.
  • East Lansing, MI 48823
  • Event: Oct. 8, 8 a.m. mass, 9 a.m. fellowship with Global Institute of Lansing
  • denise@elcatholics.org
  • Oct. 13 - 16, 2017 - Michigan State University - MSU Citizen Scholars Program, College of Arts & Letters
  • Opening Reception: Oct. 13, 12-5 p.m., 1 p.m. presentation by Erika Brown-Binion (RDC)
  • Hosted by the English Language Center in Wells Hall (2nd floor Atrium)
  • 619 Red Cedar Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

  • Public Reception: Oct. 16, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at MSU Library's Green Room
  • 366 W Circle Dr, East Lansing, MI 48824
  • dcaesarc@msu.edu, meierjo@msu.edu
  • Oct. 18, 2017 - Kellogg Center
  • 219 S Harrison Rd
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • Samaritas Foundation Dinner: Oct. 18
  • mhask@samaritas.org
  • Oct. 19 - Nov. 2, 2017 - Delta Township District Library
  • 5130 Davenport Dr.
  • Lansing, MI 48917
  • Event: Oct. 25, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Presentation by Samaritas Refugee Youth Services
  • MSusnjar@dtdl.org
  • Nov. 3, 2017 - Lansing Public Media Center
  • 2500 S Washington Ave.
  • Lansing, MI 48910
  • Event: Nov. 3rd, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. with Refugee Development Center
  • ebrown@rdclansing.org
  • Nov. 5 - 12, 2017 - Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing
  • 5509 S. Pennsylvania Ave
  • Lansing, MI 48911
  • Event: Nov. 5th, Refugee Awareness Sunday with Refugee Development Center
  • zabbycox@gmail.com
  • Nov. 14 - 17, 2017 - James Madison College, Michigan State University
  • 842 Chestnut Rd.
  • East Lansing, MI 48825
  • Event: Nov. 16th, 7-8 p.m., Club Spartan Room Panel Discussion with Prof. Amanda Flaim, Prof. Linda Sayed, and Judi Harris (STVCC)
  • ehammond@msu.edu
  • Nov. 17 – 29, 2017 - Edgewood United Church, UCC
  • 469 N Hagadorn
  • East Lansing, MI 48823
  • Event: Nov. 29, 7-8 p.m. presentation by Judi Harris, STVCC
  • pastorliz@edgewooducc.org
  • Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2017 - St. Vincent Catholic Charities
  • 2800 W. Willow
  • Lansing, MI 48917
  • Community open house: Dec. 1, 6:30-11am
  • harris@stvcc.org
  • Dec. 4 – 8, 2017 - Lansing Community College - The Centre for Engaged Inclusion
  • Dec. 4 & 5 at LCC library, Dec. 6-8 in Gannon Building, Rm 2204
  • 422 N Washington Square
  • Lansing, MI 48933
  • Events: Gannon Building, Rm 2204
  • Dec. 6, 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., Panel discussion with Judi Harris (STVCC)
  • Dec. 7, 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., Panel discussion with Mariah Shafer (RDC)
  • thurmanv@lcc.edu
  • Dec. 11 - 21, 2017 - MacDonald Middle School (Media Center)
  • 1601 Burcham Dr.
  • East Lansing, MI 48823
  • christa.robinson@elps.us
  • Dec. 21, 2017 - Mt. Hope United Methodist
  • 501 E. Mt Hope Ave
  • Lansing, MI 48910
  • Event: Dec. 21, 7 p.m., Winter Solstice Prayer Vigil hosted by All Faith Alliance for Refugees (AFAR)
  • rob.cook@mounthopeumc.org
  • Jan. 22 – 26, 2018 - Ingham County Health Department
  • 5303 S Cedar St
  • Lansing, MI 48911
  • Event: Jan. 24, 12 - 1 p.m., Brown Bag Presentation with Erika Brown-Binion (RDC)
  • AMartinez@ingham.org
  • Jan. 29 – 31, 2018 - Burcham Hills
  • 2700 Burcham Dr.
  • East Lansing, MI 48823
  • Event: Jan. 30, 3 p.m., Presentation with Erika Brown-Binion (RDC)
  • klucius@burchamhills.com
  • Feb. 1 - 22, 2018 - East Lansing Public Library
  • 950 Abbot Rd.
  • East Lansing, MI 48823
  • Event: details TBD
  • jshoup@cityofeastlansing.com
  • Feb. 23 - Mar. 4, 2018 - University United Methodist Church
  • 1120 S Harrison Rd.
  • East Lansing, MI 48823
  • Event: details TBD
  • dshonkwiler@comcast.net
  • March 10 - 18, 2018 - The Peoples Church of East Lansing
  • 200 W. Grand River
  • East Lansing, MI 48823
  • Event: March 11, 9:30 a.m., "Peoples Forum: Voices of the Community" with Samaritas Refugee Youth Services
  • eaho@thepeopleschurch.com
  • Mar. 5 – 9, 2018 - Forest Community Health Center
  • 2316 S. Cedar St.
  • Lansing, MI 48910
  • Event: TBD
  • AMartinez@ingham.org
  • Mar. 19 – Apr. 2, 2018 - Kehillat Israel
  • 2014 Forest Rd.
  • Lansing, MI 48910
  • Event: details TBD
  • kikatherineb@gmail.com