Widowsweave is an awareness raising series of performances highlighting the conditions of Iraqi Widows who often struggle to acquire even basic necessities such as clean water or adequate shelter. Through artistic durational activities the artist and public participants mark 3,000,000 lines representing the number of Iraqi widows from 30 years of war, tyranny and sanctions.


Kevin Valentine will have three new pieces in the Faculty Show at North Central College, Naperville. The reception is April 8th, from 6-8

Monday, December 7, 2009

Home Fires blog at New York Times

Todays NYTimes online has an article on an Iraqi Translator/Faulkner expert living on a temporary pass South of London, with a stipend that only feeds him, not his wife and four children.  It is part of a series entitled Home Fires:


Home Fires features the writing of men and women who have returned from wartime service in the United States military. The project originated in 2007 with a series of personal accounts from five veterans of the Iraq war on their return to American life; the 2009 version includes dispatches from the forum's original contributors, and from new participants.


Some of the discussion is reminiscent of the discussion with Jaber, Heidi and Chris last night at the coffee shop.  Only Jaber hasn't become disillusioned so much as disheartened I think.

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