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Exhibit: Streetwise Istanbul

June 20, 2021 | 2:00 pm - August 22, 2021 | 7:00 pm

Streetwise Istanbul is a collaboration between an Irish American author and Turkish photographer featuring images, stories and wisdom of everyday people who
make a living on both sides of the Bosporus, and to whom Istanbul owes its color and vibrancy. Quotes and anecdotes offering glimpses into the hearts and minds of street vendors, metro musicians, artisans and others will surprise and enlighten and show us what we all have in common. Streetwise Istanbul aims to enhance global understanding and dispel stereotypes associated with cultures of the Near East prevalent in the mainstream media; facilitate cultural exchanges between Europe, America and Turkey; and promote cultural diversity and mutual respect within our communities, schools, universities and workplaces.

Opening Event: June 19, 2021 | 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Meet the author and see the exhibit

Exhibit only: June 20 – Aug 22, 2021 Wed – Sunday, 2 pm – 7 pm or by appointment

Sancar Turkish Cultural and Community Center
1609 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Sponsored by the Aziz and Gwen Sancar Foundation.


June 20, 2021 | 2:00 pm
August 22, 2021 | 7:00 pm
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Sancar Turkish Cultural and Community Center
1609 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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