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Yemeni-American Students Speak About War Through Art

Hamtramck (GPA) – Yemeni students in Hamtramck, Michigan organized an art exhibit to express their feelings about the US-Saudi war against Yemen.

Geopolitics Alert visited an exhibit in Hamtramck, Michigan last week called The Wall Speaks – Voices of the Unheard. The purpose of the exhibit was to give a voice to the forgotten victims of various wars– and it doesn’t get much more forgotten than Yemen.

Some students wrote messages of solidarity on bricks, which became part of “the wall.” Others drew pictures of homes, mosques and hospitals bombed by US-Saudi airstrikes. One student drew Yemeni soldiers marching into battle.

Another student (who has only lived in the United States about 9 months) constructed a before and after depiction of the Yemeni town of Ibb– which has been destroyed by Saudi airstrikes.

Hamtramck is a city traditionally inhabited by immigrants looking to get on their feet after moving to the United States. Previously the city boasted a large Polish population but as war wages on in the Middle East, many Arabs have filled the town bringing with them with thriving businesses, services, and culture. Many of these Arab immigrants in Hamtramck are Yemeni.

This student (who has only lived in the United States about 9 months) constructed a before and after depiction of Ibb which has been bombarded by Saudi airstrikes.

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