This National Poetry Month, Hillyer is pleased to present “Re/member Your Descendants”, an evening of poetry, reflection, and discussion featuring South African poet Xabiso Vili and Washington, DC-based poet Jonathan B. Tucker.
South African poet and performance artist Xabiso Vili will lead a performance and discussion around communicating with ancestors, finding and living one’s purpose, and creating a valued legacy for our descendants.
This program is presented concurrently with “The Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors.” Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Switzerland in the United States and the Gamaraal Foundation, “The Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors” is a powerful exhibition that gives voice to the women and men who built a new life in Switzerland after surviving the Holocaust. The exhibition centers on large-scale photographic portraits and video interviews of some of the last remaining survivors of the Holocaust. They give a personal dimension to Holocaust history and preserve it for future generations.