About Expressive Arts Refuge

Choral director Betsy Blakeslee spearheaded a team to uplift the lives of youth and adults in the French refugee camp Calais Jungle from July 1- Aug 29 2016.

This expressive arts program gave refugee youth a break from adult responsibilities and a chance to express themselves in rhythm, song, and community. It sought adult musicians and provided them platforms to perform. It gave over a hundred people who had become refugees a voice through microphones, stages, and art.