Tue October 9, 2012
Creighton University celebrates Asian Culture Week
A new exhibit and lecture this week at Creighton University celebrate Asian culture.
A collection of photos by Fr. Don Doll are on exhibit in the Skutt Student Center. Wednesday, Doll will speak about Jesuit work in southeast Asia.
The exhibit is called “Jesuit Vision in Asia and Beyond.” Father Doll says he hopes the exhibit helps the public understand the Jesuit Refugee Service’s work in southeast Asia, helping families forced from their homes by conflict, and training teachers. "The average stay in a refugee camp is about 18 to 19 years, so many of the students are born in refugee camps, and they have nothing to do there but go to school. It gives them a productive activity. And so the Jesuits train the teachers how to teach."
Doll’s exhibit also celebrates the release of his third book, and his 50 years of photography. The exhibit includes photos from his work at Native American reservations and in Sri Lanka.
“Jesuit Vision in Asia and Beyond” is on display through October 16. More information is available at www.creighton.edu.