Sunday, April 09, 2006

Tzedek Through Artwork

Third-year student Brooke Baxter has done a series of watercolors and mixed media paintings based on the media images shown after Hurricane Katrina. The paintings explore the racism and classism found in the media portrayal of the disaster. The artist's work is no doubt driven by a deep-seated sense of justice instilled in her from her Jewish roots.

On Thursday, April 13th at 7:30pm, Brooke's artwork will be on display at the College Eight Cafe at UCSC, 200 Heller Drive. This event will feature musical accompaniment by Io Berreitter and a discussion on Hurricane Katrina and the media.

Since this evening also happens to be the second night of Passover, hopefully the majority of you Jewish students will be at a Passover seder. However, many of you may have non-Jewish friends who would be interested in learning about the racial and economic injustices that currently plague America, and if so, you should let them know about this event.

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