The Genocide Series


Genocide is the systematic killing of all or part of a racial, ethnic, religious or national group. Furthermore, "any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group."
--- 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG)

The global horror of genocide paints graphic portraits of ultimate depravity.

After I watched the Showtime film, Sometimes in April, which captured the Rwandan Genocide of 1994, I couldn’t sleep. The brutal executions of families tormented me until, as if by rote, I gathered oil pastels and paper and released the awful turmoil writing within me in the dark before dawn. Genocide 2005: Rwanda 1994 emerged whole in a roiling stream of consciousness.

Genocide 2005: Rwanda 1994 inspired Genocide 2005: World War II and Genocide 2005: Today.

Working to help elect civil rights attorney James H. Hall, Jr. president of the NAACP Milwaukee in 2010 and with Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope over the next four years, Genocide 2014: USA 1865 to Present and Genocide 2014: 1971 to Present materialized. Silence sanctions genocide. The whole world is greater than the sum of its parts.
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Critically Acclaimed Art by Colorist Patricia Obletz