Witnesses to Hunger in Boston presents the photographs and frontline testimony of eight Boston mothers who are “witnesses to hunger” and their related experiences with issues of food, housing, health, and education. These mothers have taken over 700 photos and videos, of which 34 photographs will be on display at the Massachusetts State House from March 12–15, 2012, in Doric Hall, for the Boston debut of a project created by the Center for Hunger-Free Communities at the Drexel University School of Public Health in Philadelphia. The eight Witnesses will be present to provide personal commentary on their photos.
Children’s HealthWatch, Project Bread, and Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) are local sponsors of the event and have worked closely with the Center for Hunger-Free Communities to bring this project to fruition in Boston. Issues highlighted by the photos include food, housing, health, environment, violence, teen motherhood, education, welfare, and “breaking the cycle of poverty.”
The purpose of the launch is to speak truth to power, bringing together those who have a story to tell with those who are policy-makers. The exhibit is open to the public in Doric Hall from 8 A.M. – 5 P.M. Monday – Thursday.
For more information about the Witness to Hunger exhibit, please contact Aishah Miller at Aishah.Miller@drexel.edu
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