The Slow Healing project has been invited to the War & Global Health conference at the University of Washington to share the stories of Readen, Jason, and Mark with the global health community. Sponsored by the Western Regional International Health Conference, the appropriately titled three-day conference, "War & Global Health: Transforming Our Profession, Changing Our World," aims to, "shift the perspective on global health to include war and armed conflict as one of the most significant--and preventable--threats to health around the world." The conference will feature keynote speaker and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Christopher Hedges on April 23rd at 7:15 pm, and promises to produce constructive dialogue between interdisciplinary healthcare professionals and a new generation of medical students. The Slow Healing project will be exhibited alongside work by accomplished Seattle-based photographer Eberhard Riedel. Through a series of evocative portraits from eastern and southern Africa his project, Africa: Face to Face, "explores our shared humanity and curiosity about self and other, acting as an immunization against fundamentalism and tribalism." Through this exhibition we hope to explore the aftermath experience of war on a people through a unique visual medium otherwise unavailable to conference attendees through more traditional venues.
When: Friday, April 23-Sunday, April 25, 2010
Where: University of Washington: Husky Union Building 4001 Stevens Way NE Seattle, WA 98195 206/543.8131
For further information: www.wrihc.org