Counting Flatbread, 2015
Counting Flatbread is a performance and fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres and their work for Syrian children. Millions of children are displaced by more than four years of civil war. They need medical care, homes, schooling. They deserve what all children want and need.
Seven year old Hamza inspires me. A refugee, he is not in school. Instead, he inventories bread at a bakery to support his family. In response I count with him. Since Spring 2015 I've been counting in Arabic, counting the needs of these children and their families. Your donation goes toward caring for them.
If you have questions or would like to learn about hosting an event, please contact me.
More info: Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis: A Call for Regional and International Response (PDF) published by the Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies, January 2015
Counting Flatbread in the Main Reading Room of the Boston Public Library Hyde Park Branch, August 20, 2015
Like Nausicaa in Book Six of Homer’s Odyssey, I wash at the sea-shore. Instead of actual linens, I wash an inordinate length of cotton-based vellum, which I hang to dry. It becomes the source of tales.
Photos by Karen Bobotas.