Silenced Voices Exhibit
"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
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.
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.
Exhibits Around the Greater Toronto Area
July 26, 2008
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
reception with poetry readings and stories by survivors
at 2:30 pm.
Gallery, Distillery District
55 Mill St., Suite 102, Building 9
Toronto, Ontario, M5A 3C4
Tel. 416-364-ARTA (2782)
7th - 9th
City Hall, Great Hall
300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON
18th - 22nd
100 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON
23rd - 25th
150 Borough Drive, Scarborough, ON
29th - 31st
Municipality of York, Great Hall
17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket, ON
For More Info:
or call (416) 240-0078.
on facebook as well under event page for “Remembering Silenced