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In 1979-1980 I worked in Somalia in a large refugee camp where many children were dying primarily from starvation. The prints censored by the Galveston President, which led to the closing of this exhibit, were from the end of my time in Somalia. I had severe burnout and was filled with anger over at what I had witnessed and experienced. The paradox of the excess in the USA and the absolute poverty in Somalia was incomprehensible. During the months of work trying to feed starving people, we were frequently having large amounts of food being stolen and taken out of our refugee camp. The food would end up on the black market or was going to feed soldiers. I was never thanked for what I was doing. The children were told that we would cut off their penises so were needlessly afraid of the health care workers.

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After viewing the exhibit, the College President
immediately told the Gallery Director to fold over
text in the thin woodcut at the top reading.
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Click on the 3rd from left on the bottom row on wall to see more.

A second print ordered folded over is in the
bottom row. Click on the 3rd from left on the bottom row on wall to see more.
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