(In)visible Boulder County
(In)visible Boulder County

(In)visible Boulder County -- There is inequity in our silence

Join Boulder County Community Services and our partners
One Thousand Design and KGNU Community Radio for the
Community Premiere of the (In)visible Boulder County film, portrait gallery exhibit, and community discussion.

Invisible Boulder County

What: (In)visible Boulder County Film, Portraits and Community Conversation
When: Thursday, Sept. 14, 6 – 9 p.m.
Details: Portraits on display in the lobby beginning at 6 p.m. Film at 7 p.m., with panel discussion to follow
Where: The Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
Tickets: Tickets are free and will be available at the door. To guarantee a ticket, RSVP on Eventbrite.

This community event will feature the portraits and community premiere of the film that make up the (In)visible Boulder County project. The doors to the event at the Dairy Center for the Performing Arts will open at 6 p.m., with portraits from the project on display in the lobby. Representatives from the Boulder County organizations and area non-profits whose clients took part in the project will be on hand, along with the creative team from One Thousand Design. The 11-minute film will be shown in the Gordon Gamm Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. A community panel discussion with follow.


The (In)visible Boulder County project was created by One Thousand Design as part of the Sonder Collection, in partnership with the Boulder County Community Services Department, and sponsored by the Boulder County Commissioners and other community partners. The project features the county’s often marginalized and underserved populations — the invisible members of our communities, and includes images and comments from the immigrant, working poor, transgender, homeless, and youth-in-crisis communities.

The project was produced in conjunction with the Boulder County Circles Campaign, Boulder County Head Start, Attention Homes, Emergency Family Assistance Association, Intercambio, Out Boulder County, and the Sister Carmen Community Center.

A Multimedia Conversation With Our Community

Everybody has a story. In Boulder County, there are many stories of individuals and families living on the margins. They are stories of struggle and chance, bad luck and tough choices, but also of hope and partnership, risk and strength. They are stories we can all learn from. That’s why we’re setting out to tell these stories through the (In)visible Boulder County project, and to ignite a conversation with our community about action and opportunity. By capturing individual stories through powerful portraiture and testimonial we will start a conversation about stigma, stereotype, and disparity in our community.

If you have questions about the project, or would like to schedule a showing of the film or the photographs, contact Mike Stratton with Boulder County Community Services, mstratton@bouldercounty.org, or 303-441-1559.

For additional information about One Thousand Design and the work behind the project, see the Sonder Collection website.

Scheduled Showings of the (In)visible Boulder County Film and Photographs

July 7 – Aug. 31: Photos on display at the Main Boulder Public Library and the Boulder West Senior Center. Film will be shown at each location, date to be determined.

Sept. 14: Community showing of the film and photographs at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder. Doors open at 6, photos on display in the lobby. Film at 7 p.m. with discussion to follow.

Sept. 15-16: Showing of the film at the Nederland Film Festival

Oct. 1-31: Photos displayed at the First Congregational Church in Boulder,

Feb. 1 – March 31, 2018: Photographs on display at the Nederland Community Center

KGNU Radio Stories

Regular weekly stories from the collection are broadcast on Boulder’s community radio station. Check out some of the archived stories that have already aired.

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