CHILDREN OF DARFUR: Photographs by RON HAVIV

On view through April 20, 2008 at Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.(in the Saturn Screen Printing Building across the street from Cafe Reconcile).

For five years, the conflict in Darfur, Sudan has led to some of the worst human rights abuses imaginable, including systematic and widespread murder, rape, abduction and displacement. Of the four million people affected by the conflict, 1.8 million are children under the age of 18. Ron Haviv’s images reflect the resiliency and the courage of a people who are devastated by this conflict. Photojournalist Ron Haviv has produced some of the most important images of conflict and other humanitarian crises that have made headlines around the world since the end of the cold war. Haviv’s experience documenting the world’s conflict zones spans 20 years. His photographs have been used to move individuals, politicians and people in power to take action in humanitarian and ethnic crisis. Haviv’s lecture takes the audience through his career and how he has chosen to spend time telling stories that most people want to ignore. Through the examination of his work Haviv will speak about the responsibilities of the media and the public. Visit this exhibition to learn more about the crisis in Darfur and what you can do to help end it. On view are 34 large photographs.

On Saturday, April 19 @ 11:00 a.m.
Amnesty International will present a video/photography lecture with visiting photo journalist RON HAVIV and visiting professor Mahmoud A. M. Braima. Along with the lecture a short video DARFUR / HAVIV VII will be screened. Free.

Mahmoud A. M. Braima (Ph.D., School of Journalism, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1993) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Mass Communication at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a journalist and journalism educator. He was born and raised in El-Fashir, the capital of Darfur, Sudan. He is the president of the Darfur Association of the United States of America and a member of the Save Darfur Coalition. He has been living in the United States for 21 years. He will be speaking on behalf of Voices from Darfur.

Sponsored by Amnesty International USA.