Having the Life of Our Times

A community response to children, war and the possibilities for peace

Wednesday, June 22 - Friday, June 24


Sunday, June 19

Open Shutters Iraq

7:30 p.m., Pleasant St. Theatre, Northampton

Admission: $8.75 There is a "Father's Day Special", Amherst Cinema/Pleasant St. Theatre members can bring a guest for free
Film by Iraqi film maker Maysoon Pachachi. Discussion after the film with Professor Anne Ciecko, Department of Communication, UMass-Amherst.

The following events all take place at the Northampton Center for the Arts, 17 New South Street, Northampton.

All events funded in part by Mass Humanities, state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Wednesday, June 22, 5:00 p.m.

Having the Life of Our Times

The main exhibit of acrylic-on-canvas murals

Two Artist, Two Cultures, Two Views

Exhibit by Thamir Dawood and Harriet Diamond. Runs June 20 - July 31.

Wednesday, June 22, 7:00 p.m.

And Their "Views" Will Be Given Due Consideration

A panel discussion reflecting on the murals, children's art, and Iraqi history and culture

Thursday, June 23, 12:00 noon, West Gallery

Gallery Talk with artists Thamer Dawood and Harriet Diamond

Thursday, June 23, 7:30 p.m.


A staged reading of a play written and produced by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, with talk-back

Friday, June 24, 12:00 noon, West Gallery

Noon time discussion: Iraq and the US, The Possibilities for Reconciliation

Friday, June 24, 7:00 p.m.

An Evening of Dance, Music, Readings and Spoken Word Performance

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