Mavi Marmara Memorial Exhibit

Join us in commemorating nine peace activists who were killed by Israeli soldiers when they sailed on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla on May 31, 2010. The Mavi Marmara Memorial will mark the one-year anniversary of the attack on the flotilla.

The opening will feature the exhibiting artists along with Jane Hirschmann, a member of Jews Say No! in New York City and one of the national organizers of the US Boat to Gaza. Active in anti-war efforts for the past four decades, Hirschmann is also a psychotherapist and the co-author of three books.

Our common goals are peace, prosperity, and equal opportunities in the Middle East and everywhere across the globe.

16 Beaver St
Manhattan, NY 10004

Exhibit will remain open (10 am — 6 pm) from Tuesday, May 31 until Friday June 3, 6 pm

Admission Free!

On Exhibit:

Documentary – Alborz Ghandehari
Drawing – Necdet Yilmaz
Poem – Nihal Ozlem
Posters – Dogan Arslan
Sculptures – Marcia Bernstein
Quilt – Hulya Kartal

Speakers: Jane Hirschmann, Remi Kanazi, Alborz Ghandehari, Kristofer Petersen-Overton

About the speakers and exhibitors:

Alborz Ghandehari’s film “Steel Dove: Stories of Art and Occupation” is the culmination of an undergraduate research project exploring the work of Palestinian artists.

Necdet Yilmaz studies art in Istanbul. HIs illustrations have won awards in Turkey and around the world.

Nihal Ozlem Kucukdonmez is a a Turkish poet. She resides in Istanbul.

Dogan Arslan is an artist, designer, and educator. He divides his time between Turkey and New York.

Marcia Bernstein has had solo shows in many venues, with many sculptures in large juried exhibits.

Hulya Kartal, raised in Istanbul and now a Brooklyn resident, is president of a non-profit organization to empower women.

Jane Hirschman is a member of Jews Say No! and one of the national organizers of the upcoming U.S. Boat to Gaza. She is also a psychotherapist, and co-author of three books.

Remi Kanazi is a Palestinian-American poet and activist.

Kristofer Petersen-Overton is a doctoral student in political science at the CUNY Graduate Center and an adjunct lecturer in MIddle East politics at Brooklyn College. Hi job was briefly eliminated when right-wing figures labelled him unqualified, but it was quickly restored after a firestorm of protest.

16 Beaver St
Manhattan, NY 10004

Exhibit will remain open (10 am — 6 pm) from Tuesday, May 31 until Friday June 3, 6 pm

Admission Free!

Exhibit Curator: Hulya Kartal, on behalf of Brooklyn For Peace

Questions? E-mail Memorial@brooklynpeace.org

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