As part of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (April 18 - 24, 2010), the Edmonton Restorative Justice Network (ERJN) invites young people between the ages of 12 - 24 to express themselves on the issue of “Every Victim Matters”.
The purpose of this show, which will be shown at Latitude 53 Gallery
between April 19 - 21, will be an exciting opportunity to:
Share and show your work in a public gallery
Express the different perspectives of what it means to be a victim of crime
and/or to know a victim of crime,
Recognize the voices of today?s youth culture in the city of Edmonton
Possibly win one of the grand cash prizes (up to $300 for the winners)
“It’s important to provide venues and outlets, especially for young
people, to express themselves,” says Amy Fung, Project Manager for the
multimedia art show. “We all need to feel we can be heard on matters
that affect us. The basic premise of how we treat each other is
something we can all take a bit more time to think about.”
This is just one of the events going down in our Community Gallery space this year. We’ve got some exciting plans for the space alongside our summer Rooftop Patio Series (which you’ll be hearing more about over the next couple of months), and we’ll be welcoming several groups from around Edmonton into the space for events like this one.