You are invited to view the photo exhibit “Windows into Gaza” at Edgewood College’s Sonderegger Hall in Madison from Sept. 24 to October 6.
A formal opening program for the exhibit will take place on Monday, September 26 from 6 to 7 pm at Sonderegger Hall. The program will include remarks by UW Professor Joe Elder, with free parking available on campus.
From September 24 to October 6, the exhibit will be open in Sonderegger Hall from 8 am to 9 pm, with limited parking on campus.
“Windows into Gaza” is an important photography exhibit about daily life in Gaza by Skip Schiel, a frequent visitor to Gaza who seeks to answer the question, “Gaza is home to one & one-half million human beings. How do they live?”
While it does not gloss over the effects of Operation Cast Lead, the Separation Wall and the Israeli embargo, it also shows children at the Beach refugee camp, men dancing the traditional Palestinian dance Debka at a Popular Achievement Festival, a child at the Rachel Corrie Peace Center in Rafah, and dinner at Ibrahem’s.
The Exhibit is sponsored by Madison Monthly Meeting (Quakers); the Department of Philosophy and World Peace Program of Edgewood College, and the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project.
The exhibit will also be at the Madison Monthly Meeting House, 1704 Roberts Court on October 8-9. There will be a video and talk by Prof. Joe Elder at 10 a.m. Sunday, October 9.
“Windows into Gaza” will move to the Dodgeville Public Library October 17-29, and then to Dubuque Universalist Unitarian Meeting House on November 18-20.
For an e-preview and video clip of Skip Schiel’s Gaza photographs, visit his website. For further resources about Gaza, follow the links on the Madison Monthly Meeting website.
For more information on the exhibit, contact Meg Skinner at (608) 798-4291 through September, and (608) 238-6950 thereafter.