An interactive exhibit for genocide awareness and prevention
Tents of Witness: Genocide and Conflict is a multimedia, multicultural traveling exhibit providing education about genocides; the causes and consequences of genocide; steps to prevent it; and memorialization of peoplein our own communities who have fled from atrocities and whose families and communities have been harmed.
Tents of Witness features ten 8’ x 12’ painted canvas tents that simulate those used in refugee camps. The tents each depict the story of different groups persecuted based on their identity: race, religion, ethnicity, or national origin. The stories are of the suffering of the Jews and others in the Holocaust; Native Americans; Armenians; and the catastrophes in Argentina, Bosnia, the Darfur region of Sudan, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and North Korea.
The tents are available for rent throughout the Upper Midwest, and free of charge for Minnesota venues. The exhibit is designed to supplement human rights programming at academic, faith, and civic centers.