Children’s Art Exhibit Empowers Disabled Minority Youth

July 27, In cooperation with the local NGO 5 Colors Foundation, which teaches art to disabled minority children, PAS Chengdu hosted the Activism through Art program and exhibit program, which attracted over 200 visitors to the Consulate .The program included a brief program followed by the opening of the art exhibit, which included 19 original paintings by disabled minority children. CG Greene delivered remarks, affirming the Consulate’s support for minority and disabilities rights, toured the exhibit, interacting with each artists, and accepted a painting from one of the young artists on behalf of the Consulate. The ceremony also included a screening of a short documentary, detailing the journey of one Tibetan disabled boy who traveled from Yushu, Qinghai to New York City to exhibit his art at the United Nations headquarters. The same Tibetan boy attended the program at the U.S. Consulate and shared his experiences learning with the 5 Colors Foundation and traveling to exhibit his work in New York City. Audience members also had the opportunity tour the exhibit and interact with the young artists, and many commented that the artwork dispelled some of their stereotypes about minority or disabled children.