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Programs and Events 2014

Ambassador Ries Hosts Photo Exhibit

Photo Exhibition “Together Hand in Hand in One Society” (Photo: U.S. Embassy)

Photo Exhibition “Together Hand in Hand in One Society

On April 9, 2014, Ambassador Marcie B. Ries hosted the opening of the photo exhibition “Together Hand in Hand in One Society” at the American Corner in Sofia to celebrate International Roma Day. The photos in the exhibit come from Integro Association, a respected Roma organization from Razgrad, which held a photo competition among high school students that they had trained in civic journalism. In her remarks, Ambassador Ries pointed out the importance of tolerance and integration of minorities in Bulgarian society, saying that integration requires active participation from Roma communities and young leaders who are in a position to effect change in societal attitudes, as well as shared responsibility of all Bulgarians to work to change societal attitudes, challenge prejudices, and encourage tolerance.