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SPECIAL EVENT MAY 6TH - SCROLL DOWN!
Seattle University is proud to present “Intended Consequences,” a collection of stunning images by internationally renowned photographer Jonathan Torgovnik addressing the aftermath of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, during which more than 100,000 women were victims of rape and sexual violence. Today, women who had children as a result are subject to isolation and discrimination. Torgovnik made repeated visits to Rwanda to meet with these women and their children to document their heart-wrenching and inspiring stories. The images that have come out of these interactions are at the center of the exhibit, “Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape,” beginning March 31 at Seattle University.
“Intended Consequences” features 25 portraits of the women and their children, with accompanying testimonies that detail the daily challenges they face and the internal conflict stemming from raising a child born from violence. The exhibit emphasizes the crucial role of education in Rwanda, and the work being done by Foundation Rwanda to provide education and support to the children and mothers.
The exhibit is open to the public and will be on display in the Hedreen Gallery at the Lee Center for the Arts March 31 to May 29. A portion of the photographs will also be in the Kinsey Gallery in the Admissions and Alumni Building during this time.
Hedreen Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 1:30-6:00pm
For more information about "Intended Consequences," please contact Steve Galatro, Fine Arts Department at (206) 296-2244 or email@example.com.
Thursday, May 6, 20106:30 to 9:00 p.m.Pigott Auditorium, Seattle University Campus
Join a discussion about the exhibit and Foundation Rwanda with the exhibit’s creator, internationally-acclaimed photographer Jonathan Torgovnik, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, co-founder of Gahaya Links in Rwanda Janet Nkubana, and MBA student from Rwanda Jean Baptiste Ganza, SJ. This thought-provoking evening, hosted by Dean David Powers of the College of Arts and Sciences, is free and open to the public. A dessert reception will follow. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to view the exhibit before the event on May 6. In the days leading up to the presentation, the exhibit will be on view during regular hours (Wednesday-Saturday, 1:30-6 p.m. in the Hedreen Gallery of the Lee Center of the Arts). On the day of the event, the gallery will be open to the public until 5 p.m. and will reopen for viewing immediately following the event until 10 p.m.
More information about Janet Nkubana and Gahaya Links:
Weaving Peace in Rwanda: Janet Nkubana (Doing Business, Women in Africa, 2008)
Sister Street (Oprah Magazine, October 2009)
Gayaha Links website
This exhibition is made possible by generous support from the Open Society Institute, Amnesty International, and Foundation Rwanda. Additional support for Intended Consequences was provided by Henry Buhl; SanDisk; Artis—Contemporary Israeli Art Fund; Kodak; and the Consulate General of Israel, Office of Cultural Affairs, in New York.
For more information and to learn how you can help the women and children in this exhibition, please visit: www.foundationrwanda.org.
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