Monday, November 10, 2008

Tents of Hope Build Awareness About the Crisis in Darfur

Tents of Hope is a national community-based project that envisions a powerful union of artistic creativity and social concern in response to the crisis in Darfur.

The goal of the one-year project is to draw attention to the genocide in Darfur while encouraging donations of material support for the millions of uprooted persons in Sudan - many of whom have been living in tents for years after being violently forced from their homes and villages. The mission of the Tents of Hope project is to support a one-year process in which people respond as communities to the crisis in Darfur, Sudan by creating tents that are both unique works of art and ongoing focal points within communities for learning about, assisting and establishing relationships with the people of Sudan. The tents are not answers in themselves. Rather, they are points of entry for more concrete forms of Darfur advocacy.

The tents were on display on the National Mall in DC the weekend of Nov. 8th. Church groups, schools and individuals from across the world created these spectacular visual displays.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info about Tents of Hope! Too Shy to Stop photographer Shaun Bell was able to take some pictures of the event, which you can view here.