April, Joe Mickey returned to Shreveport for a series of scheduled
lectures to various groups that included directors for the American
museum in England, elementary school students and a
Q&A session open to the general public.
The following are photos and captions of some of these events.
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Joe and the Kids
Mickey was invited to talk to the Discovery students at Lakeshore
Elementary school. The 40 students ranged from second to fifth grade
and kept Joe on his toes with questions about how they could help
the Tibetan people. Students were also busy checking the "Made-in"
labels in their shoes and giving consideration to future purchase
of the label. He provided the students with brochures for several
organizations that support Tibet. The Discovery students are taught
by Nannie Lewis. The talk and slide show was arranged by Leia Lewis
who handles the community outreach program for The Meadows Museum.
Geshe and Joe
Joe Mickey met with the Geshe leader of the team of Tibetan monks
creating a sacred sand mandala at The Tibetan Photo Project exhibit
at the Meadows Museum at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana.
work on Sand Mandala
Finished Sand Mandala
The sacred sand mandala created by monks from the Drepung monastery
in southern India at the Meadows Museum is shown in several stages.
The monks spent five days creating this mandala at Centenary College
in Shreveport, Louisiana.
photographs monks Joe Mickey
Co-founder of The Tibetan Photo Project, photographed monks from
the Drepung monastery in Southern India as they worked on a sacred
sand mandala at the Meadows Museum in Shreveport, Louisiana in
April 2005. The event was a milestone for The Tibetan Photo Project
as the monks worked among photos that were taken by the monks
the 5 days of the monks of Drepung monastery creating a sand mandala
at the Meadows Museum at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana,
over 500 students visited the museum to learn about the plight
of Tibet suffered under the forced rule of China.
Pamoja center was created 8 years ago by Jameelah El-Amin, far
right, to showcase and highlight African-American art and culture.
and members of the Pamoja Cultural Arts Center in Shreveport,
Louisiana attended a presentation of The Tibetan Photo Project
slideshow and lecture presented by Joe Mickey. The program was
arranged by Leia Lewis, second from right, who arranges community
outreach programs for the Meadows Museum at Centenary College.