The NGen Youth Centre at Centenary is hosting a special tour of A Child’s View from Gaza exhibit of children’s artwork.
Date: Thursday October 11, 2012
Time: 4 – 6 p.m., discussion to follow
Place: meet in the church h
What is It About?
The exhibition offers the perspective of Palestinian children in Gaza. It includes 21 pieces, combining over 12 drawings by young people from Gaza, ages 5 to 14, with photos taken by professional journalists. Born out of a project “Let the Children Play and Heal” the drawings were designed to help young people cope with the trauma they experienced. The exhibit hosted by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East and Centenary United Church.
Who are the child and youth artists?
All drawings in the exhibit were created by children and youth. The artists in the project come from all different backgrounds and locales including refugee camps, neighbourhoods that were destroyed, and areas that remained untouched by the devastation of the 2008-2009 assault on Gaza ‘Operation Cast Lead’.
What Will You See in the Children’s Artwork?
Each drawing reflects each child’s perspective of life in Gaza and the effect of Israel’s siege on his/her daily life. The exhibit tells a story about children who are forced to witness horrors and how they process their experiences through art. Aside from the death and destruction depicted in most images, other common themes include: crying trees and suns, schools and mosques, exposed children and parents, and war machines.
Come share these stories through art, and connect with others on the topic of youth living with war and violence. For more information, ask at the NGen front desk or inbox Jen.