Students to Curate Figge CARE World-Wide Peace Exhibit

Students to Curate Figge CARE World-Wide Peace Exhibit

Diane Franken News


Photo:  Youth from CARE”s peace building program in Sri Lanka, funded through the “Facing Difference Challenge”, created self-portraits, alongside their peers from around the world.

This August, Students Rebuild is excited to be partnering on the Facing Difference culmination with the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa!

In a unique exhibit creatively curated by middle school students from Davenport’s Creative Arts Academy (from class of Heidi Hernandez), the Figge will be showcasing a selection of your submitted self-portraits from August 4 – September 17, 2018.

We are thrilled to honor the creativity of our students arts in this meaningful display at a major museum.

More than 780 teams from 34 countries have taken the Facing Difference Challenge – and efforts are already making a difference in the lives of young people around the globe! Here are a few of their stories:
“Now in my community, even the elders respect me because of the peace work I am doing. My teachers asked me what they needed to do to be a peace ambassador like me. It felt so good!”
This quote is from 15-year-old Abdul. He participates in a program of Search for Common Ground in Nigeria, one of three programs funded by your involvement in the Facing Difference Challenge. Learn about Abdul, and other incredible young people in CARE‘s programs in Sri Lanka and the South Caucasus region in these stories:

(Story submitted by CAA Visual Arts Teacher, Heidi Hernandez)

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