Report Back, Shatila Refugee Camp
Public-Art, Mourning & Resilience
Photos by Pablo Serrano

Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacres and the 64th year of occupation.

Thursday, November 8th
Women’s Building, 3543 18th Street, SF CA 94110, Audre Lourde Room
Doors open at 7, Refreshments
Multi-Media Program at 7:30pm

Suggested donation $5-$25 No one turned away. Proceeds will benefit art programming in Shatila Refugee Camp.

September 2012: US based Break the Silence Mural and Art Project collaborated with Lebanese organizations: Arab Resource Center for Popular Arts/Al Jana and Ahlam Laje’a Center and artists from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Egypt, to paint 2000 square feet in Mosque Square, Shatila Refugee Camp, Beirut Lebanon.

The murals honor the victims of the Sabra and Shatila massacres and explore the themes of resilience and creativity. The murals also include a memorial to Rachel Corrie, an American activist killed in Gaza in 2003 and whose wrongful death case was recently dismissed by Israel.

Through this process of social practice, stories and experiences were documented to illuminate and raise questions including: the mutuality of international solidarity; global contexts; the lives of Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon and beyond; how public art transforms spaces and relationships.

“… Perhaps one mourns when one accepts that by the loss one undergoes one will be changed, possibly for ever…” ~Judith Butler

Endorsed by: Middle East Children’s Alliance; Global Exchange; American Friends Service Committee; International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network; and The Estria Foundation.
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