On March 3, 2017, 41 girls died and 15 were severely burned in a so-called "safe home" outside of Guatemala City, when government authorities detained them and then ignored their pleas once a fire began in their locked room.
The art exhibition, #NosDeulen56, on display in Oregon State University's Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall, Corvallis, March 7-April 25, brings together commemorative portraits selected from more than 60 artists from around the world, who joined to honor the victims of the Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción fire.
The opening coincides with the one-year anniversary of the fire and International Women's Day.
An opening reception is scheduled for 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Co-directors of the Human Rights Defenders Project, Rob Mercatante and Dania Rodrigues will be at the opening. Stef Arreaga from Ocho Tijax, an organization of women who support the survivors and victims' families, will also be present.
The reception is free. The Little Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is closed during the lunch hour. For more information, call 541-737-2146.