Next week’s blog response is below this post.

For those of you who are interested, the Institute for the Study of Women & Gender in the Arts and Media here at Columbia is co-sponsoring an event on Darfur. For those who go, if you want to write a little something about your thoughts on the symposium or exhibit, I’ll give extra credit.


Ron Haviv/VII courtesy of Hasted Hunt Gallery through Columbia College Chicago e-mail announcement.

An internationally touring multimedia exhibit highlighting the
crisis & culture of Darfur is coming to Chicago.

Starting October 7, fifteen community venues, including the Field Museum, will present outdoor projections of photographs taken in Darfur as a form of visual education about the richly multi-cultural region and the horrors of its ongoing humanitarian crisis.”

Join us at this free symposium during this city-wide focus:

Opening Performance
Chicago Children’s Choir

Olivier Bercault
Human Rights Watch

Daoud Hari
Voices from Darfur

Connie Kamara
American Refugee Committee International

Ryan Spencer Reed

Moderated by:
Dr. Lynette Jackson
Associate Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies and African American Studies
University of Illinois at Chicago

Special outdoor viewing of DARFUR/DARFUR
Groups of 20 or more please RSVP at

For individual exhibit locations and schedules please see: and