We recently heard from Jan Taylor of UU Justice Florida who authored the successfully Faithify-ed project, “Youth Captures: Our Life After Hurricane Michael (A Youth-led Photo Voice Project” which raised $2,500! Here’s how the project has been progressing:
“The Youth Captures: Our Life After Hurricane Michael (A Youth-led Photo Voice Project) has completed the classroom portion of the project. After hearing their stories, and the way that their transition into adulthood is so inextricably linked to the disaster they survived, the exhibit is now named Coming of Age in the Eye of Michael.
Our first partial exhibit will be at the Rosenwald High School, where the participating students will share some of their work with the rest of the student body. The remaining scheduled events are a full exhibition at the Panama City Center for the Arts (Jan 1-31, 2020), Arts Days in Tallahassee (Jan 22-23, 2020 pop-up exhibit), Student Legislator visits in Tallahassee (posters and interviews with legislators in support of FL SB502), and the Florida Interfaith Climate Actions Network Assembly in Orlando (March 13-14, 2020).
If you recall, we are creating video interviews of the students speaking about their photographs that can be accessed by scanning QR codes at the exhibits. Here is a private link that anyone can use to view the Draft Sampler that still has some photo titles missing. Each of the segments will be associated with the canvas print of the photo in the exhibit.
We plan to make the pop-up exhibit available to UU congregations possibly beginning in the Spring.”
Congrats to all involved in Coming of Age in the Eye of Michael. We are grateful for your thoughtful work and art!
If you will be near Panama City or Tallahassee in January make sure to visit the exhibit! Here’s a few of the powerful images (click on thumbnail to view full size):