November 2, 2018

“Be Unafraid” Traveling Photo Exhibit Brings Stories of Migrants and Refugees to Philadelphia

Portraits by Renowned Photographer Jeremy Cowart to Spark Critical Conversations

 The Be Unafraid, traveling photo exhibit featuring portraits and stories – on the side of a box truck – that show the reactions of Americans and refugees during two days of discussing their fears and hopes for the future will be in Philadelphia this weekend. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) partnered with award-winning photographer Jeremy Cowart to create the exhibit, who photographed the participants over two days in Nashville, TN.

It is aimed at sparking critical conversations in the community between immigrants, refugees and Americans. Visitors of the exhibit can enjoy free coffee, explore a refugee camp through virtual reality glasses and enter to win an ethical trade gift basket.

Saturday, November 3, 2018
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Franklin Square
200 N 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

After debuting in Baltimore this summer, Philadelphia will be the fourth of several stops on the tour. Be Unafraid is part of the global Share the Journey campaign, which Pope Francis launched in September 2017 as a way to draw attention to the plight of migrants and refugees around the world and encourage people to “welcome the stranger.”

CRS is the international humanitarian and development organization for the Catholic community in the United States. Based in Baltimore, CRS operates in more than 100 countries and has regional offices throughout the United States, including one in Philadelphia.

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Editor’s Note: For more information on the Be Unafraid traveling photo exhibit, please call Megan Gilbert of Catholic Relief Services at 443-825-3640 or email


Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist
215-587-3747 (office)