“A Child’s View from Gaza” photo exhibition

CJPME (Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East) is delighted to invite leaders from the United Church, Hamilton Conference to a reception for its “A Child’s View from Gaza” exhibition. The reception will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Public Library (Central Branch). The reception details are as follows:

Saturday, Sept. 22, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Wentworth Room, Hamilton Public Library
55 York Blvd., Hamilton, ON L8N 4E4

At its 41st General Council in August, the United Church passed a body of resolutions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. These resolutions reflect the fact that the Israel-Palestine conflict is one of the most important international social justice issues of our time. Our hope is that the exhibition on display in Hamilton will enable members of the United Church— and other members of the Hamilton public— to learn more about the situation between Israel and Palestine, and Gaza in particular.

Please RSVP, if possible, if you plan to attend the launch reception.

Light snacks and beverages will be provided. The program will also include two video shorts:

Samouni Street (13 minutes)
Gaza, did you know (5 minutes)

The exhibition of drawings will be on view until September 29 at the Hamilton Public Library Central Branch, 55 York Blvd., L8N 4E4, and then will pass to other sites in Hamilton. The exhibition offers the perspective of Palesitian children in Gaza. It features 21 pieces, combining over a dozen drawings by children from Gaza, ages 5 to 14, with photos taken by professional journalists from Getty, Reuters and Agence France Press during the assault. Despite the children’s young ages, their drawings provide fascinating insights into the impact of the assault on average Palestinians. Each drawing is unique in its style, perspective and details. The Hamilton exhibition is the sixth in a series of exhibitions of the drawings in central and eastern Canada.

Aside from the September 22 reception, the exhibition can be viewed at the Central Library from now until September 29, during the following hours:

Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The exhibition will also be presented at Centenary United Church October 3-14, and at other Hamilton-area venues later in October.

CJPME is a grassroots-based, secular, non-partisan organization whose mission is to empower Canadians to promote justice, development and peace in the Middle East. CJPME has 35,000 adherents nation-wide, and active branches in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, London, Sackville-Moncton, Edmonton and Victoria.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday September 22nd, and hope that you will encourage your congregation, neighbours and family members to view this informative and moving exhibition.

Kindest regards,

CJPME – Hamilton

Telephone: 438-380-5410


CJPME Website