Calgary, CANADA – March 14 – 21, 2008
We are pleased to announce that Glenbow Museum and Afrikadey will be hosting DARFUR/DARFUR March 14-21, 2008 in conjunction with a wonderful series of programming to address the need for action in Darfur .
DARFUR/DARFUR will open March 14, 2008 at 7pm with speakers to include members of the Darfuri community, Darfur/Darfur Co-curator Jayme McLellan and photojournalist Ryan Spencer Reed . The exhibit will be projected onto the north side of the museum, facing onto Stephen Avenue mall, nightly from 7pm until 11pm.
Inside the museum, visible from the Convention Centre concourse, will be an exhibition of drawings by Darfuri children. The drawings were collected by Waging Peace workers on the ground in refugee camps.
Everyone is welcome at all times.
Additionally, a series of programs will be available throughout the week:
Sunday, March 16, 1pm
Free film series in Glenbow’s Theatre introduced by Associate Professor George Melnyk, University of Calgary. Films include The Long Journey Home of James Nguen by filmmaker Rick Castiglione and CTV photojournalist Kevin Green and Paul Freedman’s Sand and Sorrow narrated by George Clooney
Sunday, March 16, 5pm-7pm
Engineers Without Borders present Romeo Dallaire at Jack Singer Concert Hall
Monday March 17
EWB local conference at Calgary Convention Centre
Thursday March 20, 6:30pm
Calgary Public Library & Afrikadey host a free screening The Devil Came on Horseback at the Dutton Theatre. The film will be followed by a question and answer session with members of the Darfur community. Presentation and display of children’s drawings by Waging Peace in the lobby.
Friday, March 21, 7pm to 11pm
Closing of Exhibit on a Night of Hope
Tuesday March 25
University of Calgary’s Global Forum Group & Glenbow Museum will host a forum discussion with panelists to include Carol Off (CBC journalist & author), Wisdom Teddy (UofC Africa specialist), Janet Keeping (Sheldon Chumir Fndn), Gilles Courtemanche (authour, and journalist Le Devoir). Glenbow Theatre