International Day of the Disappeared Community Arts ExhibitionPosted by Tracy_BRC on 6th August 2012
Community Art Exhibition
Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th August 2012
The International Day of the Disappeared on August 30th is a United Nations recognised annual commemoration day for individuals who have gone missing in armed conflicts or other situations of violence and whose fate is unresolved. These missing people may be civilians who have been abducted and are being detained, other times they may have been separated from their families while fleeing the conflict, or they might be soldiers or civilians who have been killed and their remains improperly disposed of.
The Red Cross works to restore family contact between separated family members, through the International Tracing and Message Services (ITMS).
The theme of the Exhibition, in line with the Day of the Disappeared, is ‘The Missing’. Contributors are invited to interpret the theme how they wish. However, we require contributions to be in accordance with British Red Cross Fundamental Principles and Values specifically Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, and Independence.
The Exhibition is a commemorative event, and so we ask that contributions are respectful of the solemnity of the day.
Suggestions for Exhibition contributions:
Please note that the above are suggestions only, and we welcome any creative contributions that are in accordance with the theme.
For more information contact Tracy Rowlinson
on TRowlinson@redcross.org.uk or 0161 888 8909