Shine a Light on Antisemitism mosaic to tour Edmonton Public Library branches

The Edmonton Jewish Community Shine a Light on Antisemitism mosaic is touring Edmonton Public Libraries.

by Tammy Vineberg

(EDMONTON, AB) – The Jewish Federation of Edmonton is pleased to announce that the Shine a Light on Antisemitism mosaic will be touring several Edmonton Public Library (EPL) branches in the coming weeks. The mosaic, created by local artist Lewis Lavoie, is a powerful and thought-provoking representation of the impact of antisemitism on individuals.

The mosaic was commissioned by the Federation as part of its ongoing commitment to raise awareness about the importance of Jew hate and the need to combat hate and discrimination in all its forms. It features hundreds of individually crafted tiles, each one representing a person who has been affected by antisemitism in some way.

The mosaic will be on display at the following EPL branches:

  • Jasper Place Branch – April 4 to May 4
  • Stanley A. Milner Library – May 4 to May 19
  • Calder Branch – June 10 to July 12
  • Clareview Branch – July 10 to August 8
  • Meadows Branch – August 8 to September 7

The Library believes that art is a powerful tool for education and understanding and hopes that the Shine a Light on Antisemitism mosaic will inspire visitors to learn more about the history of the Jewish hate and its impact on our world today.

“We are honoured to host the ‘Shine a Light on Antisemitism’ mosaic at our libraries,” said Pilar Martinez, EPL’s Chief Executive Officer. “We believe that it is important to provide our communities with opportunities to learn about the experiences of others and to reflect on the impact of hate and discrimination in our society.”

The tour of the mosaic is part of the Federation’s goal to raise awareness about classic and contemporary forms of antisemitism, making Edmonton a safe and inclusive space. We invite all members of the community to visit the mosaic.

The Shine a Light on Antisemitism mosaic tour is presented with support from the City of Edmonton’s Community Safety and Well-being (CSWB) Grant Program.

Click here for more information about the mosaic.

Tammy Vineberg is Associate Director, Marketing and Communications at the Jewish Federation of Edmonton. 

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