Take a Stand @SOMArts San Francisco
Human rights atrocities are committed everyday, all over the globe. Many of us were able to see what the Iranian people went through after the 2009 presidential elections, and those images have stuck with us ever since. These violations in Iran began even before the election and continue to this day, leaving our Iranian brothers and sisters with nothing but the hope that one day, their voices will be heard. Therefore, it is time for the rest of us to hear their cries, open our eyes, and “Take a Stand.”
OMID Advocates for Human Rights proudly presents to the Bay Area an art exhibition unlike any other. In collaboration with renowned graphic artist, photographer, and cinematographer Serge Hamad, “Take a Stand” is an interactive art exhibition that will not only educate all those who participate, but will leave a powerful impression on every person in a way that only truly great art can.
Serge Hamad started as a young combat photographer and for has worked for most of the major European television channels producing documentaries in a variety of different fields including art and politics for the last 25 years. For the last 2 years, Mr. Hamad's goal has been to endorse Human Rights organizations through creative photography. Some of Serge's recent work was submitted by the world renowned artist, Shirin Neshat, to be part of an art piece auctioned at Christie's London, where proceeds were used to promote Women's Rights. Serge's gratitude goes to: Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Mr. Akbar Ganji, Mrs. Isabella Rossellini, Mrs. Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mr. Robert Wilson.
“Take a Stand” will inspire all to be a voice for change. No matter what race, religion, or nationality, we are all owed the same human and civil rights. Please join us at SOMArts Cultural Center in the vibrant city of San Francisco on August 11th, 12th, and 13th 2011 from 7-10pm for 3 evenings of art, music, and culture for a cause that needs the support of us all. Proceeds will go directly towards helping refugees with medical aid, housing fees, education and tuition, etc. through OMID Advocates' Refugee Assistance Program.