Aug 18, 2022Un-Muted; The Silent Voices of Social Genocide

Un-Muted; The Silent Voices of Social Genocide

When: Wednesday, September 21, 6 p.m.
Where: In-person. Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri

This exhibit and presentation is a powerful and moving visual experience of an extreme harsh reality happening in Türkiye (formerly known as Turkey) at this time. The Hizmet people are seekers of peace and justice; they are committed to education and the eradication of poverty throughout the world. The government, led by President Erdogan, has evolved into a brutal, military regime that tortures and imprisons the Hizmet people linked by membership or affiliation with a peaceful and liberal Islamic faith expression. Under the guise of Islamic law, President Erdogan has misused political power to isolate and eliminate opposition which has resulted in quashing voices of dissent in a country that was once a bastion of liberal democracy. Many Hizmet and Kurdish people have lost their lives and the hands of this injustice. The artifacts in this exhibit were generously donated by the families of voices silenced by torture, persecution and death. We are grateful for this opportunity to un-mute their voices and share their stories through this presentation.

Save the Dates

  • Wednesday, September 21, 6 p.m., Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • Saturday, September 24, 6 p.m., Leawood UMC
  • Wednesday, September 28, 6 p.m., University of Saint Mary*

*Artifacts on display at University of Saint Mary September 26 -30.

Kansas City Branch of Dialogue Institute of the Southwest aims to promote mutual understanding, respect and cooperation among people of diverse faiths and cultures in Greater Kansas City Area, Wichita and Lawrence by creating opportunities for direct communication and meaningful shared experiences.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Scroll to Top