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Children’s Drawings of genocide in Darfur

mini-exhibition and short talks to mark the arrival of a collection of 500 drawings by Darfuri children


This event will combine a mini-exhibition and short talks to mark the arrival at The Wiener Library of a collection of 500 drawings by Darfuri children living in refugee camps in Chad. The Wiener Library will archive these drawings and ensure they remain a valuable resource for the future.

In June and July 2007, Waging Peace researcher Anna Schmitt conducted a three week fact-finding mission to Eastern Chad. The aim of the mission was to assess the humanitarian, human rights and security situation in the region and to collect testimonies from Darfuri refugees and displaced Chadians. While collecting testimonies from adults, women told Anna how their children had witnessed horrendous events when their villages were being attacked. This prompted Anna to talk to the children. She gave the children aged 6 to 18 paper and pencils and asked them what their dreams were for the future and what their strongest memory was.

In November 2007, the drawings were accepted by the International Criminal Court as contextual evidence of the crimes committed in Darfur. They are also being exhibited throughout the world to raise awareness about the crisis in Darfur. For more information please visit: http://www.wagingpeace.info/index.php/the-drawings

The special guest speakers at the event will be: Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead, FRSA, a patron of Waging Peace who has campaigned extensively on the prevention of genocide, Rabbi Maurice Michaels, Vice President of the Movement for Reform Judaism and patron of Waging Peace, and Mariam Suliman, a survivor of the genocide in Darfur.


Speaker(s):

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead | talks

 

Date and Time:

21 May 2014 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
29 Russell Square
London
WC1B 5DP
020 7636 7247
http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk

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Tickets:

This event is free but places are limited and therefore booking is essential.

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please email nlavee@wienerlibrary.co.uk or phone at 0207 636 7247 to book a place.

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