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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Eyes Wide Open comes to NYC


EYES WIDE OPEN

October 11 - October 23, 2005
Manhattan
Brooklyn Newark

Eyes Wide Open is the American Friends Service Committee’s widely acclaimed national exhibition and memorial to the lives lost in the Iraq war.

WALK among nearly 2000 pairs of combat boots, tagged with the names of U.S. soldiers who have died.

FOLLOW a labyrinth of shoes, representing the Iraqi civilians who have died, and read their names on a Wall of Remembrance. This is presented in collaboration with September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows.

EXPERIENCE a powerful visual presentation about the human cost of war.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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Dates and Locations

October 11-14 Cathedral of St. John the Divine, (Amsterdam Ave and W 112th St.)

October 16 Prospect Park, Brooklyn (southwest entrance)

October 18-20 Military Park, Newark (Broad Street and Raymond Boulevard)

October 22-23 Union Square (E. 14th St)

Volunteers Needed! Many shifts available. Register online at www.eyes.afsc.org. For more information call 212-598-0963.

2 Comments:

At 3:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ann,
I saw this in Oak Park, IL. It was eerie and incredibly powerful. I brought tears to my eyes and my heart. I would encourage all to go.

Kelly

 
At 1:56 PM, Anonymous Lorna said...

sounds awesome.

I went to Auchwitz two years ago - the shoes there undid me. Why that? God knows! But it's the truth.

this exhibit would do the same I'm sure.
every pair of shoes respresents a real person, a life,

precious and loved

 

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