Yesterday I was part of the organizing team for an exhibit called
Empty Shoes of War. The event was permitted by the city of Salt Lake.
The display was of empty children’s shoes (donated to Crossroads Urban Center afterwards)accompanied by collages of photos of orphaned, injured and dead children to show the effects of war in Iraq. While some of the photos were graphic, the public communicated to us all day that it was a great display and one that people should be seeing. We had great dialogue with parents, military personnel, teachers, teenagers and vets.
Throughout the day we were confronted about moving our display by library personnel (we didnt’ move) which I will post about at a later date. It was definitely an exercise in standing up for freedom of expression.