Bethlehem Beyond the Wall, Oct. 1-14

October 14, 2017 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. October 1 – October 14

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  • Open to Nazareth and Rochester Community
  • Attendance is Free

Nazareth College is hosting the international opening of Bethlehem Beyond the Wall, a new traveling exhibition that invites viewers to see a familiar place from a new point of view. This exhibition seeks to move beyond both myth and politics to show Bethlehem from the vantage point of the men, women, and children who have lived there over the past 150 years. Bethlehem is most recognized as the birthplace of Jesus, yet few know the city's rich modern culture. Throughout history, Bethlehem has been a site of tragedy, struggle, and survival. Bethlehem, and its surrounding villages, is now home to 100,000 people, and the site of three refugee camps created by the United Nations to house people displaced by the war in 1948. The city is divided by the wall first erected by the State of Israel in the West Bank in 2002.

The exhibition takes place at the College's Lorette Wilmot Library Lobby, Oct. 1-14, 7 days a week from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y., 14618.