Literary, Visual & Performance Artists at Alexandra Neighbourhood House in Crescent Beach during the annual Alex Fest ~ Saturday May 25, 11am-5pm *showcasing their winning pieces that support the relationship of arts & ecology in creating positive change & sustainability “Our Common Future: Finding Hope in the Midst of Crisis” https://www.alexhouse.net/…/commu…/artists-change-exhibition *honoured to be on the adjudication team for Literary Art
They tell you to go to higher ground when an imminent flood or tsunami is on the horizon.
They evacuate you when a wildfire spreads; or a nuclear reactor near you is about to melt down.
They keep you posted and give you shelter or help you find safety when a deadly hurricane is in the forecast.
They desperately search for you and dig you out of the rubble of a collapsed building and cheer when they find you alive.
They send firefighting crews who risk their lives to pull you out of a burning building. They use the latest scientific research; utilize the latest technologies and new medicine to keep you alive at all costs when you suffer from a terminal disease or acute trauma.
They warn you about sex offenders being released in your area: they shoot dangerous wildlife near your home to protect your life and ensure the lives of your children are not in harm’s way.
Yet, once your survival skills are put to the ultimate test, and you finally run from danger –war; once you further yourself and your family from endless wars and a hopeless future, it seems your life is of no value to politicians, to haters and most times, this world.
When you run from men who mercilessly assault you in ways humanity has never seen, and you ask for protection and justice they say ‘your problem is not ours to solve.’
You become one of thousands upon thousands of refugees at the mercy of some who, quite frankly, do not like you disturbing the routine and their normal life.
Once you escape the torture of being a war trophy; once you make it alive to a strange and foreign land seeking refuge, your future is uncertain; you become nothing but a case number in a file in a court document awaiting others to decide your fate.
To those who do not even understand the meaning of the word refugees, your life is not worth saving.
Luckily, those who hate are outnumbered. Luckily, there are more of us who have empathy and want to live in peace and harmony with all.
In the ( SPOTLIGHT on the Art April 2019 ) issue that was published in March 28 2019, I am featured on page 9. I am honored to be interviewed by Ken Westdorp. Now, to find someone in Surrey to fetch me some copied for me to keep and share.
ACS celebrated 51 years! SPOTLIGHT is an art magazine published by the Art Council of Surrey to promote the Visual, Performing and Literary arts. Arts Council of Surrey http://www.artscouncilofsurrey.ca Twitter: @Surreyarts Facebook: /ArtCouncilofSurrey
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Lozan Yamolky has written an honest, courageous and important book of personal and political poetry. I love the call and response and the use of repetition in several of the poems. It is filled with powerful poems. A Refugee Child Talking speaks to the pain and hopelessness of the refugee experience. Peace Treaty is a powerful statement about unseen horror and destruction that is experienced by its victims before leaders get to glorify themselves in the honour of a ceasefire. The book is about a desire to change the world, to not only see what’s wrong with it, but to fix it. It’s very positive in that respect. It is not only a call for justice in the world. Fundamentally, I think it’s about love on multiple; levels, the love of her sons, and the love for a world that is hurting. Warrior Up and Dreamers needed are clarion calls…