Our Walls Bear Witness: Crisis in Central African Republic


  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW Washington, DC, 20024 United States

Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in bearing witness to the current crisis in Central African Republic, where group-targeted violence poses a severe threat to civilians. Since 2012, a number of armed factions have attacked CAR's citizens based on their religious identity, killing untold thousands and displacing hundreds of thousands more. Despite attempts to arrest the violence, the security situation remains dire and the risk of further mass atrocities is high.

To raise awareness of the ongoing crisis, the Museum will convene an expert panel to discuss the drivers of the current conflict and the interest of the United States in ending the violence. In addition, on Nov. 10 to 13, the Museum will project on its exterior walls building-sized images taken during the height of the crisis in CAR by prize-winning photographer Michael Christopher Brown.

The opening program is free but registration is required. Register at ushmm.org/events/wallsbearwitness.

The outdoor photography exhibition runs Nov. 10 to 13 and is free and open to the public nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

This exhibition is produced by the Museum in association with FotoWeek DC 2014.

The opening program is made possible by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation.