Intended Consequences: A special panel discussion Thursday, May 6 6:30-9 p.m.
Since late March, Intended Consequences has appeared at Seattle University. The exhibit, consisting of 25 documentary images, movingly depicts the daily challenge and inner conflict experienced by Rwandan women who were raped during the 1994 genocide and had children as a result.
Related to that exhibit, will be a panel discussion including:
- Jonathan Torgovnik, the exhibit’s creator and internationally acclaimed Newsweek photographer, as well as co-founder of Foundation Rwanda;
- Howard Schultz, chairman, president, and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company, who is working with Rwandan coffee growers to improve their economy;
- Jean-Baptiste Ganza, S.J., visiting professor and MBA student at SU, restorative justice scholar, and priest at the Centre Christus, a Jesuit cultural and spiritual center in Kigali; and
- Janet Nkubana, co-founder and president of Gahaya Links, a Rwandan handicrafts organization that empowers local rural women to achieve economic stability.
This thought-provoking evening, hosted by Dean David Powers of the College of Arts and Sciences, is free and open to the public. A dessert reception will follow.
In the days leading up to the presentation, the exhibit will be on view during regular hours (Wednesday-Saturday, 1:30-6 p.m. in the Hedreen Gallery of the Lee Center for the Arts). On the day of the event, the gallery will be open to the public until 5 p.m. and will reopen for viewing immediately following the event until 10 p.m