ROSARITO BEACH, MEXICO, January 05, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Relief 2.0, an organic movement of volunteers and organizations to promote efficient disaster response and sustainable disaster recovery will be running Relief 2.0 - Tohoku: Road to Recovery -- a photo and photography exhibit. Paintings, photos and handicrafts will be for sale at the show, and the proceeds empower the survivors to support themselves instead of relying on donations.
"Tohoku: Road to the Future" was first opened in Fukuoka by Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus on July 19. This is an international Exhibition that has travelled from Asia, to various cities in America, and will be travelling to Europe, South America and Africa.
This exhibit on January 5th, will feature photos by Robin Low, co-founder of Relief 2.0, art work by Miller Ramirez and Isao Hasagawa, survivor of the Japan Tsunami. Photos are taken 10 days after the Tsunami and 1 year after to show the recovery of Japan. There will also be handicrafts and products made by survivors living in temporary shelters in Tohoku, the north east of Japan struck by the Tsunami.
"I want to change the public's perception on disaster recovery, from the traditional model of 'donor-recipient' to 'conscientious buyer-generator of wealth'." Mr Low said. "Often when we help, we make life decisions for those that we help, and not every time it benefits them in the long run."
"Disasters are getting more frequent nowadays. It is good to learn ways to enable survivors to support themselves," said David Silvah, Artist of Baja Gallery. "We would like to support communities that want to help themselves, and we learn a lot from empowering others too."
This exhibition is the 10th show in the series and will travel to other parts of Mexico. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Relief 2.0: Tohoku - Road to the Future
Venue: Baja Gallery
Beach Shopping Mall Int 5
Blvd. Benito Juarez 35
Playas de Rosarito, Baja California
Date: January. 5th & 6th, 2013
Relief 2.0 is a nonprofit organization that seeks to reduce the displacement of local capacity and the exclusion of local actors in disaster response and recovery through the philosophy of "NEVER HELP: engage, enable, empower and connect." http://www.relief20.com
Markets of Hope is a global market for products and services from disaster areas and disadvantaged areas to promote recovery and sustainable human development with inclusion, dignity and income generation and opportunities.---
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