Support EAR’s GoFundMe campaign!

You can support Expressive Arts Refuge by visiting our GoFundMe campaign here:

On July 1st, Expressive Arts Refuge will receive orientation from our partner organizations in Calais Jungle refugee camp, France. Once we assess the needs of refugee youth, we’ll use your donations to buy and distribute basics.

On the programmatic side, we’ll tailor our expressive arts program to the youth we meet. We have an exciting diverse repertoire, and body music to engage people who’ve become refguees in culturally-appropriate fun, listening, song and rhythm.

EAR’s team of nine singers is eager to listen and connect with refugees to foster hope, community, and language skills through music, art, body music, and games. Director Betsy Blakeslee will draw on her extensive background using expressive arts with displaced Bosnian Muslims and Croatians during the war of the 90s. She is completing a memoir tentatively titled The Girl Who Stopped Singing. The book chronicles her journey in wartime Bosnia.

Many thanks to our generous donors!



Author: earefuge

I direct EAR (Expressive Arts Refuge) whose work focuses on refugee youth in France and Greece. At home in Oakland, California, I direct World Harmony Chorus and World Harmony Ensemble.

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