The pairing of these exhibitions is intended to highlight humanitarian crises in two troubled African nations. In an effort to familiarize our audiences with aspects of history that do not often receive in-depth attention in conventional media, these exhibitions serve as examples of the College of Charleston’s campus-wide commitment to the discussion of international issues. The Halsey Institute will be a drop off for Better World Books for the duration of the exhibition. Better World Books supports book drives and collects used books and textbooks through a network of over 1,800 college campuses and partnerships with over 2,000 libraries nationwide. So far, the company has converted more than 25 million donated books into $7.3 million in funding for literacy and education. In the process, they’ve also diverted more than 13,000 tons of books from landfills. The Halsey Institute’s programming is funded in part by a major grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.