RUNAWAYS WELCOME

Posted on 01 February 2017

The sweeping prohibition of people from seven majority-Muslim nations traveling to the United States stands in stark opposition to the values we hold as a team, as Americans and as citizens of the world. These actions taken by the Trump administration are a total rejection of basic human decency and civility.

Our founding members were born right here in Durham, a sanctuary city for immigrants and refugees. Values of diversity, inclusion, and respect were instilled in us from birth and reinforced throughout our upbringing. Surrounded by friends and peers from across the globe, many of whom come from first and second generation immigrant families, we learned to treat others as we would want to be treated, no matter our differences.

Our values as a company are greatly influenced by our beliefs in inclusion and social justice. We will continue to stand tall against intolerance and bigotry while creating safe community spaces.

Sincerely,

Gabe, Justin, Becky, Holland and Ryan

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Documentary photographer and friend of RUNAWAY Carter McCall has spent over a year documenting the refugee experience in Greece. His work is awe-inspiring and we are grateful to be able to share it with you in the RUNAWAY Gallery.

If you are interested in financially supporting refugees currently seeking asylum, please stop by the Runaway store at 212 W. Main St. and consider donating to our Refucomm jar OR purchase any of the six prints available in the Runaway gallery. 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to two brothers currently in the asylum process. Mohammed and his brother as they continue to search for a place to call home.

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