Painting for Palestine will be the second event of Amnesty International UT's Human Rights Week 2013. This event will feature information on the children in Palestine in multiple lights. We will begin with a dinner of Palestinian food, followed by a talk from Carolyn Spellings, who works on the PalProject at the Center for Study of Youth and Political Conflict. The PalProject follows Palestinians who lived through the intifada as children. Afterwards, information will be given on the artistic movement in Palestine during the past decade. In Gaza and West Bank both, graffiti can be found everywhere, most popularly on the Separation Wall in the West Bank. The practice has developed over time, and some artists are even paid to create these graffiti works. UT students will paint artistic works for children at a school in Hebron of the West Back. These will be mailed after hte event. At the event, we'll have pictures of some of the art that can be seen in Palestine, as well as shots of the children of Palestine. All of these images as well as those made by UT students will be displayed for the remainder of Human Rights Week. More information will also be given on the UNRWA program and other ways to help Palestinian children.
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This event is co-sponsored by: Issues Committee, Undergraduate Anthropology Association, Department of Child and Family Studies, Middle Eastern Student Association, Students for Justice in Palestine UT, Roosevelt Institute (UT chapter), Center for the Study of Youth & Political Conflict.
Tuesday, 12 March, 2013
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