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When Women Rise Organized by Mehrdad Rahbar


An independent fundraising campaign has been launched, in partnership with the University of British Columbia Student Housing and Hospitality Services and the Alma Mater Society, to install a remarkable public art piece on the Point-Grey Campus. This sculpture reflects the struggle, dreams, and unity of women around the globe. It is intended to have a landmark quality in order to create dialogue and engagement amongst students and the public at large.

Measuring 14 feet tall and 10 feet wide, the copper and stainless steel art piece will feature a group of five abstract female figures joined in a circle, each representing a continent and holding a globe made of metal bars and tubes forming a cage. Inside the globe is a captured dove, made of blown-glass, attempting to fly towards freedom.