Tuesday, March 26, 2013

"The Rescuers: Picturing moral courage," at Chester Fritz Library-University of North Dakota

Augustine Kamegeri, rescuer, Rwanda.
UND's Center for Human Rights and Genocide has scheduled a series of programs related to a human rights photo exhibit currently being shown at Chester Fritz Library.
The photo exhibit called "The Rescuers: Picturing moral courage," will be on the fourth floor of the library until April 12 during regular library hours. Images and text in the exhibition tell the story of brave individuals who risked everything to save would-be victims during the Holocaust and genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda and Bosnia. Programs connected to the exhibit will involve on a weekly basis one UND professor and student presenting on one of the genocides featured.

PROOF uses visual storytelling for genocide prevention and peacebuilding

Bringing together photographers, documentarians, academics, and activists, PROOF creates exhibitions, publications, and on-site activities in nations with some of the world’s most troubled histories. PROOF’s exhibitions tell untold stories of acts of moral courage as well as documenting injustice and human rights abuses.
By partnering with local organizations in post-conflict societies, PROOF creates visual documentary projects that become sustainable educational tools in regions riven by recent armed conflict and atrocities. PROOF’s mission is to contribute to research and scholarship, develop educational materials for local and international use, and encourage activism and empowerment to promote social change.

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