The Center for Bioethics and the Humanities and the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect at CU Anschutz are pleased to present Testimony, a series of events intended to inspire people from all walks of life to fulfill our shared moral obligation to bear witness to the injustices in our world, each in our own way, using whatever personal and professional talents and skills we have.
Testimony highlights the use of arts, music, and the humanities in advocating for children and families in migration through partnerships with attorneys, healthcare professionals (both medical and behavioral), as well as other service professionals. Testimony includes the newly commissioned Fly to Heal mural by Juls Mendoza; the Art as Advocacy exhibit featuring the works of artists inspired by children’s accounts of violations of their rights as they arrived to the U.S. between 2017 and 2020.
We also hosted an all-day multidisciplinary symposium, "Advocating for Children in Migration," on September 21 with panels focused on a variety of approaches to advocacy including arts and literature, law, medicine and behavioral health, music and the performing arts; the world premiere of Soul Echoes, an immersive vocal drama composed by J.E. Hernandez; and several hands-on art as advocacy workshops for both youth and adults in Aurora, Colorado.
The Center for Bioethics and the Humanities and the Kempe Center on the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect would like to thank the Colorado Area Health Education Center and the CU Anschutz Chancellor’s Office for their financial support of the Testimony series.