Join us for the opening reception of the first Witnesses to Hunger Photo Exhibit of 2017 at the EAT Cafe in West Philadelphia.
As we enter a new year, we invite you to join us and learn more about our work as community advocates fighting to end hunger and poverty in Philadelphia, across the nation, and around the world. The Witnesses to Hunger are the true experts in poverty and hunger issues and work hard to improve the lives for people like them.
When: Tuesday, February 21st
Where: EAT Cafe, 3820 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Witnesses to Hunger is a project about the participation and action of those who know firsthand the experience of raising a child on a limited income. The photographers ("Witnesses") of the project are mothers and caregivers of young children who used digital cameras to frame the issues most important to them and to their children. Exhibiting their photographs to the public is only the first step in this dialogue. They are using these photographs and their life experiences to inform policymakers and make changes in their own communities. They are living testimony of the need for legislation to put an end to hunger and poverty.
All too often, policies and programs are created without the participation of the people who are most affected. These moms, the true experts, focus their lenses on their children, on their neighborhoods, on their daily grinds at work and on welfare. They are teachers with valuable lessons to impart. Each of us is invited to look and listen for their guidance.