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Featured Artwork: Shadow and Light: Honoring Iraqi Academics

Compiled by Beau Beausoleil, a poet and activist in the San Francisco Bay Area, the project memorializes Iraqi academics assassinated between 2003–2012. This timeframe roughly parallels the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq. To create the project, participants from all over the world selected the name of an assassinated Iraqi academic to memorialize with a photograph and a personal narrative.

To view the other images, visit Artists’ Alley in Presby Hall (external link), 405 E. John Street (external link) in Champaign. For more information, visit the Shadow and Light Exhibit Profile at McKinley (external link).


For further information on this event, contact Masumi Iriye at or (217) 300-7906

All participants are welcome. To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Brian Cudiamat at or (217) 244-5586.