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Remembering Silenced Voices Exhibit

The "Remembering Silenced Voices" Exhibit commemorates the 25th anniversary of the persecution of Sri Lanka's Tamils in the Anti-Tamil pogrom of July 1983.

A must-see and powerful collection, it incorporates the work of local artists, archival footage from international press, haunting survivor stories and inspirational testimonials on the Canadian immigrant experience, chronicling the turbulent history of the island from the political scene during British colonization through to the recurring episodes of discrimination, persecution and violence over the following decades.

The events of July 1983 are particularly poignant for the global Tamil population, being one of many key events that drove over a quarter of the Sri Lankan Tamil population to flee to western countries like Canada that kindly accepted them.

Exhibit visitors will leave with a fresh perspective on the Sri Lankan narrative, an understanding of the history of their fellow Tamil Canadians and a lasting impression on the resilience of the human spirit.

Of particular interest is the work of two young emerging Tamil Canadian artists, a photographer and a painter, who have chosen to express their thoughts on Black July through their art.

Date: Saturday, July 26, 2008

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Artists reception with poetry readings and stories by survivors at 2:30 pm.

Venue: Arta Gallery, Distillery District
55 Mill St., Suite 102, Building 9
Toronto, Ontario, M5A 3C4
Tel. 416-364-ARTA (2782)

Mobile Exhibits Around the Greater Toronto Area

Dates Location
July 7th - 9th Mississauga City Hall, Great Hall
300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON
July 18th - 22nd Toronto City Hall
100 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON
July 23rd - 25th Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive, Scarborough, ON
July 29th - 31st Regional Municipality of York, Great Hall
17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket, ON

For More Info:

Contact us at info@blackjuly83.com or call (416) 240-0078.

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