Exhibit to showcase artwork of child soldiers

Exhibit to show artwork of child soldiers in Uganda

An art exhibit, sponsored by Friends of Art at Queens University, will feature the artwork of child soldiers kidnapped into the Lord’s Resistance Army, a rebel group fighting the government in Uganda.

Since its formation in 1987, the LRA has forced an estimated 60,000 to 85,000 children to join their ranks, some as sex slaves.

Sponsoring the exhibit is Andrew Briggs, founder of the non-profit group Freedom in Creation (freedomincreation.org.) The group helps war-traumatized children recover through art therapy. The exhibit will raise awareness and help fund clean water projects in the Uganda children’s communities.

Siu-Challons-Lipton, chair of the Art Department at Queens University, said the project helps the battle-scarred children “find forgiveness within.”

Date: Sept. 25 – Oct, 23
Time: Weekdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., weekends 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Max L. Jackson Gallery, Watkins Building, Queens University
Cost: Free

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