¡Buen Vivir! Gallery Grand Re-Opening, First Friday, August 7, 6 – 9 p.m.
New storefront space (same location)
148 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY
Triumph and Tragedy: movements for change around the world
Photographs by Anne Petermann
US Navy Tank, Culebra Island, Puerto Rico, April 2012. This US Navy tank was abandoned on the Puerto Rican island of Culebra after protests beginning in 1971 forced the navy to cease practice bombing and gunnery operations on the island in 1975. The tank stands at the end of Flamingo Beach, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean as a symbol of the peoples’ victory.
Triumph and Tragedy showcases the efforts of social movements, activists and organizations around the globe to stop social and ecological devastation and rebuild a just world. Represented in the photographs are peasant and Indigenous Peoples’ efforts to protect forests and ancestral lands in Brazil and Indonesia; mass protests against the World Bank and the Republican National Convention; campaigns to find real solutions to climate change in Denmark, South Africa, Brazil and the US; portraits of powerful activists who stood up to repression and adversity to continue organizing for change throughout their lives, among other photos.
The photos were taken by Anne Petermann, a native of East Aurora and a lifelong activist who is a co-founder and the Executive Director of the international, Buffalo-based nonprofit Global Justice Ecology Project. The mission of Global Justice Ecology Project is to explore and expose the intertwined root causes of social injustice, ecological destruction, and economic domination.
Petermann took part in many of the efforts documented in the exhibit.
This exhibit marks the grand re-opening of the ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery in its new ground level storefront spacein the same building as the previous gallery at 148 Elmwood Avenue in Allentown in Buffalo, NY.
Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Free and Open the the Public
Exhibit closes September 18.
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