Save the Date: Witnesses to Hunger in Boston Exhibit at Massachusetts State House March 12-15, 2012
February 13, 2012
March 12, 2012 to March 15, 2012
A new exhibit of Witnesses to Hunger photographs from Boston-based participants will be shown at the Massachusetts State House from March 12-15 in Doric Hall.
The Witnesses to Hunger project has expanded to Boston, Massachusetts through the generous support of the Claneil Foundation and the exhibit is presented with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s How Housing Matters initiative. The Witnesses to Hunger – Boston exhibit 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. Together, these mothers have taken over 700 photos and videos, of which 35 photographs will be on display as part of the exhibit at the Massachusetts State House from March 12-15, 2012.
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.”