“MY JOURNEY YOURS” (MJY) is an art program designed by REFUGEE FAMILY SERVICES (RFS of Clarkston, GA) and artists Gwylene Gallimard & Jean-Marie Mauclet with Rebekah Stone. It started in the fall of 2002.
The title MY JOURNEY YOURS (MJY), suggests that we all are on a journey, and that the concept of “journey” includes infinite manifestations — the trip from country of origin, current journeys of language acquisition, the journey of awareness and acceptance for long-term Clarkston residents who watch their neighborhoods and schools change in astounding ways, the journeys of artists trying to make the arts relevant to today’s world, the journey of this project. It strongly conveys that we each have something the world needs. Art as conveyor.
Elise’s song MY JOURNEY YOURS, featured in the video below, was commissioned for this 3-year project, integrating the arts into the social services of Refugee Family Services.