BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS:
Julie Najarro - Set up
Jessica Awad & Frankie Lavalle - Welcome/ Information & Donations
Miles Mungo - Sound & Media
Princess Hapooja - Catering
Sabine Ndalamba - Jazz Musician
Junghee Kim - Invitation Design
ONE MILLION VOICES EXHIBIT
In September 2012, I had the privilege and the honour to lead and paint for the One Million Voices Campaign. An event sponsored by One Free World International.
This solo exhibit was held at Arta Gallery in the historic Distillery District of Toronto, Canada. This campaign's two main goals were to educate and raise awareness by giving a voice to the voiceless in Afghanistan, as well as raise funds in order to implement the initiative for change. The three areas of Human Rights violations are the Persecution against Religious Freedom; Discrimination and abuse against Women, particularly the new Shi’a personal status law and exploitation of boys in the practice of bacha bazi, or “boy play” - http://www.theonemillionvoices.org/issues/.
It was a very well attended 2 night event that drew in people from all walks of life. Honourable guests such as Member of Parliament Mario Silva, Art Collectors, University Faculty and Students, Business Owners, Cultural Group Representatives, Friends and Family. The Founder of One Free World International and special guest speaker Majed Al Shafi addressed our guests regarding the cause and I shared the process and story of each painting and the response was more than we could have imagined.
BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS:
Twin Fish Restaurant - www.twinfish.ca
DeSerres - Art Supplies - www.deserres.ca
David Stewart Media - www.davidstewartmedia.com
Willa - Frame It Art
Crystal Clear Productions - www.crystalclearproduction.ca