Xyca Bacani participates in an artist talk and panel discussion on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for the exhibit “Bearing Witness: Visualizing Human Trafficking," hosted at George Washington University by ACTION DC!
Along with participating artists, the panel discussion will feature Maurice Middleberg, executive director of Free The Slaves and Andrea Powell, executive director of FAIR Girls.
“Bearing Witness” combines photographs, paintings, sculptures, collages, video, and installations to provide a moving snapshot of the global scale of human trafficking. Whether it’s forced domestic labor in Singapore, child labor in Indonesia and Burkina Faso, or the sex trafficking of women throughout the United States, forced labor of all types permeates the global economy, a fact most of us never want to acknowledge. While the images and stories on view are at times difficult to stomach, they point to a collective need to bear witness.
Featuring works by: Hetty Baiz, Xyza Bacani, Larry C. Price, Molly Gochman, Mary Ann Schindler, FAIR Girls, and survivors.
Bacani will discuss her work documenting the lives Chinese migrant workers in Singapore, as a part of her project, "Singapore Runaways."
The artist talk and panel discussion are free and open to the public.