In Boston, you have the ability to enter a portal to immerse yourself with refugees all over the world.
This portal, albeit in an unassuming shipping container, allows people to connect with refugees and to talk and collaborate together even though they’re on opposite sides of the world.
— USA for UNHCR (@UNRefugeeAgency) November 13, 2017
According to Metro Boston, Diane Moore, the director of the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard helped bring the portal to Boston “as just one small way to help connect” people together and create conversations regarding immigration and migration. Moore would continue on to say, “You are literally face-to-face at a full body screen with people, so it feels like — the comment we heard from many people is that it feels like you’re in the room with them.”
Between November 13th and 16th, the portal will be available for Boston College students for 25 minutes at a time according to Boston College.
"What we're trying to create is a space for whole humans to enter." @amarcbakshi on connecting across difference, distance through #sharedportals. Speaking from #HarvardPortal @HarvardDivinity @wgbhnews https://t.co/vVE7dTkb9R
— Shared_Studios (@SharedStudios) November 12, 2017