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SFSC Event: A Child’s View From Gaza Was in Vancouver March 9-15, 2012

Artwork by children who survived Operation Cast Lead, a 22-day assault by Israel on Gaza that killed more than 1,400 Palestinians including 352 children.

Opening Reception

Friday, March 9 7:30 P.M. (Free Admission)

Unitarian Church, 949 W. 49th Avenue
With Guest Speakers:
Barbara Lubin, Middle East Children’s Alliance
Exhibition at various venues in Vancouver March 9-15

MECA: Thank You! Come See “A Child’s View From Gaza” in Oakland

As promised, the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) presented “A Child’s View From Gaza” on the scheduled opening date, September 24, 2011. The art exhibit opened in the courtyard outside of the Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA) in Oakland to a tremendous crowd of supporters. More than 500 men, women, and children of all ages and backgrounds came to celebrate the artistic expression of Palestinian children in Gaza. WATCH VIDEO
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Mondoweiss: ADL gloats over the cancellation of Gaza children’s art exhibit

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Georgia Straight: See some banned Palestinian children’s art

Click here to see some more of the images that were part of an exhibit of art by Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip. The images were supposed to be shown at the Museum of Children’s Art in Oakland, but the show, entitled A Child’s View from Gaza, was cancelled on September 8.

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Alice Walker: Empathy Is A Wave – The Banning of Palestinian Children’s Art

“The decision by the Museum of Children’s Art in Oakland not to show the work of Palestinian children from Gaza makes me sad. But not discouraged. The art will be shown.”
Copyright © 2011 by Alice Walker
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SF Chronicle: Oakland museum cancels Palestinian kids’ war art

Jill Tucker, SF Chronicle Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO — An Oakland children’s museum, citing pressure from the community, canceled a planned exhibit of artwork by Palestinian youth that depicted the Israeli assault during the 2008-09 Gaza conflict.
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MECA: Oakland Museum of Children’s Art Shuts Down Palestinian Children’s Exhibit

The Museum of Children’s Art in Oakland (MOCHA) has decided to cancel an exhibit of art by Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip. The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA), which was partnering with MOCHA to present the exhibit, was informed of the decision by the Museum’s board president on Thursday, September 8, 2011. For several months, MECA and the museum had been working together on the exhibit, which is titled “A Child’s View of Gaza.”

MECA has learned that there was a concerted effort by pro-Israel organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area to pressure the museum to reverse its decision to display Palestinian children’s art.

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