F STREET GALLERY EXHIBITION
OJJDP’s Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest
On view October 7 – November 6, 2015
OAS F Street Gallery
1889 F Street, NW, Washington DC 20006
By appointment only, Mon-Fri from 9am to 5pm
Please call 202-370-0151
Opening Reception (no appointment necessary): October 7, 2015 at 6pm
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
The OAS AMA | Art Museums of the Americasis proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to host this exhibition of winning entries from the National Missing Children’s Day Art Contest. OJJDP began the contest in 2000 to raise awareness about missing children. With an annual theme of “Bring Our Missing Children Home”, the missing children’s day poster contest provides teachers with tools to educate children and parents about safety and initiate conversations regarding prevention. Students create posters that reflect the contest theme and submit an application describing their poster and the importance of collaboration in bringing missing children home.
This exhibit at the OAS F Street Gallery is supported by the Inter-American Children’s Institute, who since 1927 has addressed issues related to children and their families, taking a rights-based approach to support the elimination of problems such as disappearance and trafficking of children, and aiding in the return of children to their nuclear families.
For more information on the contest please go to: http://www.ojjdp.gov/missingchildrensday/