SEA Change Gallery Hosts Panel Discussion And Exhibition On The DRC
Learn how mining for electronics materials is having social and ecological effects on the Democratic Republic of Congo. Brainstorm sustainable solutions with nonprofits, activists, and fellow citizens.
The event, hosted by SEA Change Gallery, will occur in tandem with an art exhibit by Ryan Burns entitled "Profane Relics." This exhibition unveils objects which tell the story of the past twenty years of war and mineral exploitation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
While the work is confrontational, its purpose is to engage observers in reflection about the impact of our choices. The goal will be to educate the public on the situation in the DRC, hear multiple perspectives on the issue, and foster dialogue about a sustainable solution to the mining that the public can take action on.
Mercy Corps' own desk officer for Central Africa Programs, Laura Miller, will contribute her nearly five years of field experience in Africa to the panel discussion. Additional speakers include "Apocalypse Found" author Casey Bush and a representative from Run for Congo Women.
This event will be held Saturday, July 11, 2009, from 5-7pm at the SEA Change Gallery, 625 NW Everett, Gallery #110, Portland, Oregon. Please RSVP to to curator Katherine Ball: firstname.lastname@example.org or 313.605.2924.
SEA Change Gallery
625 NW Everett, Gallery #110