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"Welcome to Gulu" St. Thomas

 

 

"Welcome to Gulu"
St. Thomas

Photos by: Drew Alston copyright 2009


 

First Lady Cecile deJongh, event organizer Tony Romano and
First Lady Cecile deJongh, event organizer Tony Romano and
 Terry George
 

Gov.deJongh, Josephina Sharaf and Ricardo Sharaf

Gov.deJongh, Josephina Sharaf and Ricardo Sharaf

 

Charles Kim and Jean Su Maeng

Charles Kim and Jean Su Maeng

 

Tara Malek, Tony Romano and the fabulous Malinda Nelson 

Tara Malek, Tony Romano and the fabulous Malinda Nelson 

 

Virgin Islands TV personality Sandra Goomansingh and Zan Llaneza

Virgin Islands TV personality Sandra Goomansingh
and Zan Llaneza

 

Gov.deJongh and Ross Bleckner, UN Goodwill Ambassador

Gov.deJongh and Ross Bleckner, UN Goodwill Ambassador

 

Gulu paintings at the Governor's mansion

Gulu paintings at the Governor's mansion

 

UN Flag flying at the Governor's Mansion

UN Flag flying at the Governor's Mansion
Simone Monasabian of the UN said "this is the first time she has seen a UN Flag fly anywhere other than an official UN mission".
 

 
On Saturday, December 12, 2009, "Welcome to Gulu", an art exhibit presented and curated by local artist and restaurateur, Tony Romano on behalf of the U.N.O.D.C. (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), U.N. Good Will Ambassador, Ross Bleckner was unveiled at Governor John P. deJongh Jr.'s Catherineberg mansion.

The unprecedented V.I. event which was hosted by Gov. deJongh and his wife, First Lady Cecile deJongh came about when Tony Romano, who attended the initial "Welcome to Gulu" event at the United Nations in New York on May 12, 2009 was asked by UN officials if he thought the Virgin Islands would be interested in hosting the same event on St.Thomas.

The evening of December 12, 2009 was the first time a U.N. Flag has ever flown outside of an official United Nations base station and also the Virgin Islands. The fundraiser featured 150 paintings done by the Ugandan Children as part of an art therapy program. The inspiration for the art rehabilitation program was described by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in his opening remarks at the New York event, "Two years ago, my wife opened another exhibition sponsored by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime here at UN Headquarters called “Human Trafficking: Images of Vulnerability.” She decried the trade in people, and she said, “Thanks to this exhibit, it is staring us in the face.” Then she called for action. “Let us not just look at these pictures and walk away,” she said. “Let us be moved to act.”

There was a renowned artist in the audience that day who took those words to heart. His name is Ross Bleckner, and we see today the results of his passionate activism. That "passionate activism" led
Mr. Bleckner to Uganda where he conducted a week long art therapy program for kids who had never held a paint brush before. These children were abducted from their families and conscripted into the Lord’s Resistance Army, a rebel army in northern Uganda, as child soldiers or sex slaves and the resulting images are both haunting and hopeful. That hopefulness shined through in St. Thomas as visiting celebrities, local dignitaries and philanthropists gathered together and raised a net donation sum of more than $37,600.00. These funds go directly to benefit the kids with on going education and rehabilitation of these child soldiers and abducted girls.

www.endhumantraffickingnow.com


 

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