March 9: A Child’s View from Gaza Opens in Vancouver

Don’t miss this exhibition of Palestinian children’s art!

The Vancouver Child’s View from Gaza Committee is very excited to bring to Vancouver A Child’s View from Gaza, an exhibition of 25 children’s art pieces. These pieces are part of the 75-piece exhibition that was created in 2009 by the children of Gaza who witnessed the destruction of Operation Cast Lead and who participated in after-school children’s therapy programs. “Cast Lead,” Israel’s December 2008/January 2009 attack on a virtually unarmed Gaza, killed 1400 Palestinians, including more than 350 children. Visit childsviewfromgaza.org for details.

Opening Event

Friday, March 9, 2012
7:30pm
Unitarian Church 949 W. 49th Avenue
Free Admission

Guest Speaker:
Barbara Lubin, Middle East Children’s Alliance, Oakland, California

Dr. Eyad El-SarrajGaza Community Mental Health Program 

Barbara Lubin, Founder and Executive Director of the Middle East Children’s Alliance, is a life-long peace, justice and disability rights activist. Since 1988 Barbara has regularly traveled to Palestine and has led nearly twenty delegations of North Americans to Palestine/Israel, Iraq, and Lebanon. She has lectured on the issue of Middle East politics and the plight of the children in the region to dozens of schools, universities, conferences, religious institutions and community groups. Barbara’s current presentation focuses on the impact of Israel’s occupation and siege on children in Gaza. Barbara visited the besieged Gaza Strip twice in 2009 and her presentation incorporates many of her own photos and eyewitness testimonies.

Download Poster (PDF)

Public Exhibitions:
Saturday, March 10 • People’s Co-op Bookstore, 10am-6pm
1391 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Sunday, March 11 • InterUrban Gallery Noon–6pm
1 E. Hastings St., Vancouver

Monday, March 12 • Langara College 9:30am–3:30pm
Main Foyer Building A, Main Campus, 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver

Monday, March 12 • InterUrban Gallery 7pm–10pm
1 E. Hastings St., Vancouver with Remi Kenazi, NY-based Palestinian performance poet and guests

Tuesday, March 13 • Simon Fraser University, 10am–5pm
North Concourse AQ, Burnaby Campus

Thursday, March 15 • University of British Columbia 11am–5pm
Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre, 2055 East Mall, Vancouver

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