Dancing With Refugees

As a Musical Ambassador of Peace, Ari facilitates drum and dance sessions for refugees and asylum seekers in California and Mexico. For the past year, she has been holding dance sessions via Zoom to keep her connection with asylum seekers stuck in Mexico during the pandemic. Gente Unida and Musical Ambassadors of Peace are uniting to bring more dancing to families at Mexico shelters and unaccompanied migrant children who have just arrived at the San Diego Convention Center:

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Besides wellbeing support through music, Musical Ambassadors of Peace, donates money, hygiene products, clothes, and food to shelters hosting asylum seekers. For the latest videos and news of the Central America sessions, please follow Ari on Instagram.

Migrant Shelter, Tijuana, Mexico

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