Deborah A. Thomas, R. Jean Brownlee Term Professor of Anthropogy and GSWS Core Faculty discusses Bearing Witness: Four Days in West Kingston the exhibit she co-curated.
In May 2010, the “Tivoli Incursion,” a standoff between Jamaican security forces and a local gang leader wanted for extradition by the United States government, resulted in the death of at least 75 civilians in West Kingston on the island of Jamaica. This new exhibition—part art installation, part memorial, and part call to action—sheds light on those events through compelling video and audio footage featuring firsthand accounts of people directly impacted by the violence.
Bearing Witness: Four Days in West Kingston is on exhibit at the Penn Museum until July 15, 2018. For more information