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The Carr-Petrova Duo #50Days4Refugees releases 'Where will they go'

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The Novel Voices Refugee Aid Project, created and directed by the Carr-Petrova Duo, is a project designed to give voice and visibility, through music and film, to the lives and struggles of both local and international refugee communities, and to encourage audiences and artists alike to become connected and involved. Since August 2018, it has brought free, interactive classical music concerts and workshops to displaced populations while increasing awareness of and raising support for both U.S.-based and international refugee-aid programs. 

From August 12th to October 1st, 2019, The Novel Voices Refugee Aid Project, and the Carr-Petrova Duo are launching #50Days4Refugees - a social media campaign which walks through our past year of travels with the Novel Voices Refugee Aid Project from start to finish. We are releasing a single story/image/clip a day in order to give our followers the chance to virtually travel with us, meeting and engaging with the people, places, life-stories, cultures, music, and organizations we encountered along the way. Follow us daily as we share our journey and highlight the activities, strengths, and specific needs of the organizations we partnered with - along with what we learned about ways anyone anywhere can get involved. 

Day 10: "Where will they go?"

In each country we visited this year, we had the opportunity to learn about their particular refugee policies - and how each country differed from the other. The more we learned, the more urgency we felt to follow through and bring to life this project which hopes to raise awareness for the plight of those forced to become refugees, but also raise support for those organizations who are doing such incredible work in each of the places we visited. Without a doubt, the most important contributing factor when a refugee is starting his/her new life in a new and foreign country, is the amount of personal aid and care they receive from those involved through the non-profit organizations coming alongside to take them under their wing. 

The Danish Red Cross was one of these organizations - and the work they do, which we had the opportunity to witness first-hand, is INCREDIBLE. With our whole hearts, we urge everyone reading this to check out your local Red Cross organization - and find ways to get involved in what they do. They are so much worthy of all of our time, volunteering, and financial support. They are making the world a better place every day.