Maria Paiz, portrait of Silvia Milexi Rviera Sanches
March 7 - April 25, 2018
Opening Reception: March 8, 3:30-5 pm
Located on the OSU campus, 210 Kidder Hall

March 3, 2017, 41 girls died and 15 were severely burned in ‘safe home’ outside Guatemala City, when government authorities unjustly held them and then ignored their pleas once a fire began in their locked room. The exhibition brings together commemorative portraits, selected from more than 60 artists from around the world, who joined the global action for the girls, #NosDuelen56, in order to demand justice, honor and commemorate the victims of the Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción massacre.

The opening, March 8, 2018 coincides with the International Women’s Day and the one year anniversary of the fire. Co-directors of the Human Rights Defenders Project, Rob Mercatante and Dania Rodrigues will be at the opening. Stef Arreaga, Ocho Tijax, an organization of women who support the survivors and victims’ families will also be present.

Sponsors Include: Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, The President’s Commission on the Status of Women, The Women’s Center, The School of History, Philosophy and Religion and the School of Language, Cultures and Society!