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Creative Resistance

Art and Women in Syria Today, with Abir Boukhari

Abir Boukhari, founder of the first contemporary art centre in Syria, will trace the impact of profound geopolitical shifts on women and artists in her native Syria.

Despite the fact that creative expression is now seen as a brave political act, Boukhari and the artists of Syria continue to draw the world’s attention to issues such as child marriage, sexual slavery and state-enforced control of women. Boukhari will discuss the power of art for her country, and particularly its women, even as so many have been forced into exile.

She will also talk about the changes she has experienced in her lifetime with respect to the rights of women, as a cautionary tale regarding the fragility of human rights.

Co-presented with Mentoring Artist for Women Association (M.A.W.A)  

This presentation will take place in English.

Hours:
7 p.m. to 8. p.m.

Location: Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation

Free with admission