Tales of Courage from the Kingdom of the Night:
Lecture and Panel Discussion Followed by Art Exhibit
Thursday, October 10, 2013 • 7 pm
WHERE: The Perimeter Institute (Uptown Waterloo)
Enjoy this special presentation held in conjunction with WAR: Light Within/After the Darkness exhibit happening at The Clay & Glass Gallery located at 25 Caroline Street North, Waterloo.
CLICK HERE To Register now! There is no cost to attend, but donations to the Gallery will be accepted at the door. Following the lecture and discussion, there will be light refreshments and a chance to view the exhibition at the Gallery.
The Holocaust of World War II was of such an inconceivable horror and magnitude that the world vowed never to let such a thing happen again. This appropriate moral stance was codified in 1948 through the universal acceptance of international laws defining and forbidding genocide. Notwithstanding this global resolve, since then, genocides have occurred in Bosnia, Cambodia, Laos, Burundi, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Congo and Rwanda. The reverberations of all these unimaginable atrocities continue to be felt today.
The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery presents an exhibition featuring seven contemporary art projects that directly respond to the Holocaust and to other atrocities committed during World War II. Specifically, this exhibition explores the spirit of resistance, survival, hope and beauty through the works of Hélène Brunet Neumann, Chari Cohen, Laura Donefer, Mary McKenzie, Tina Poplawski, Oded and Pamela Ravek and Claire Weissman Wilks.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Eli Rubenstein ia a celebrated speaker and storyteller who brings the past to life through stories and songs about heroic figures who stood up to evil and fought back against the Nazis with body and soul. The stories to be shared will include: accounts of the ‘Righteous Among the Nations’, non-Jews who risked their very lives to save their persecuted Jewish sisters and brothers; examples of Jewish heroism, such as Abba Kovner, Janusz Korczak and Hannah Senesh; and the stories of bravery and courage shared by Holocaust survivors now living in Canada.
After his presentation, Mr. Rubenstein will lead a panel discussion with two Holocaust Survivors and two exhibition artists.
HOW TO REGISTER
CLICK HERE To Register now! There is no cost to attend, but donations to the Gallery will be accepted at the door.
Following the lecture and discussion, there will be light refreshments and a chance to view the exhibition at the Gallery.
This event has been made possible through the generous support of Pamela Bierstock and Joyce & Gordon Strauss.