In Central Park's Strawberry Fields, the air is heavy with the fading humidity of summer. The usual covey of salt-and-pepper-haired tourists sit along the perimeter of the "Imagine" altar, their eyes closed, heads bobbing to John Lennon compositions in their headphones. At their feet, the word "Free" is spelled out in acorns. "We've Got da Funk" wafts through the trees on Cherry Hill while rollerbladers do the hustle near the Bethesda Fountain. Several people remark on the perfection of the day as they line up behind a lift gate at the perimeter of "A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City," an exhibit created in the park by Médecins Sans Frontiéres (Doctors Without Borders) to "make tangible to the public the realities of life for people displaced by war and conflict." On this beautiful day, the strife of Darfur, Chechnya, and Iraq seem distant, but the crowd—schoolteachers, students, social workers, political activists, community volunteers, world travelers, would-be aid workers, and staunchly socially conscious folks—is anxious for... More >>>