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.