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Collaborative Exchange Project and Exhibition for Poets and Artists
A project of ARTWORKS FOR FREEDOM; dedicated to raising awareness and inspiring action on human trafficking in the Washington DC metro area and all around the world. This non-profit organization is planning a city-wide festival in October to include photography, dance, music, videos, visual art and spoken word.
Watergate Gallery presents "Reclaiming Freedom"
September 25 - November 4, 2017
This exhibition is part of the city-wide events organized by the non-profit organization ARTWORKS FOR FREEDOM dedicated to raising awareness and inspiring action on human trafficking in the Washington DC metro area and all around the world.
Human Trafficking: Reclaiming Freedom, A Call and Response, is an exhibition that is a collaborative exchange for poets and artists. Curated by noted artist Helen Frederick the call and response invites writers and visual artists to participate, assigning one to call and one to respond.
The result is a set of paired works, resonating with each other, demonstrating the interplay of artistic media, and speaking of our times.
This exhibition theme: Human Trafficking: Reclaiming Freedom, resources the finding of residual words and visual images that persist after a trauma that changes lives, including victims of modern slavery, immigrants and refugees at risk, and all those who have suffered loss of their freedom due to trafficking.
Human trafficking is a global criminal enterprise affecting millions of men, women and children. It exists in every country and in many guises, fueled by extreme poverty, cultural norms that devalue and commodify women and children in particular, and also by a seemingly insatiable demand for exploitive sex and cheap labor. According to recent estimates, the buying
and selling of human beings is a $150 billion-dollar annual business. The profits are high and the risks low. It is also one of the biggest violations of human rights in the world.
Participating artists and poets include:
* Oletha DeVane and Efia Dalili
* Elisa Wiarda and Sweta Srivastava Vikram
* Tim Davis and Carol Beane
* Jeremy Kunkel and Danielle Badra
* Steve Skowron and Rod Smith
* Susan Main and Elizabeth Halper
* Cheryl Edwards and Fred Joiner
* Jessica Kallista and Jennifer Atkinson
* Kay Chernush and Mel Nichols
* Schroeder Cherry and Thomas Estler
* Julie Wills and AmaranthBorsuk
* Helen Zughaib and Zein El-Amine
* Margo Neuhaus and Anne Dykers
* Shanti Norris and Sarah Browning
* Elizabeth Board and Lisa Short
* Carien Quiroga and Holly Mason
* Nehemiah Dixon lll and Tsedaye Makonnen
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WGTRAF_171007_088.JPG: "It's all about the money, honey," 2017
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