September 1, 2017
Mike Stratton, 303-441-1559
Community premier of the (In)visible Boulder County film, Thursday, Sept. 14
Event also features a portrait gallery and community conversation about those living on the margins in today’s Boulder County
Boulder County, Colo. - The people of Boulder County have many stories. While the tales of prosperity, success, and acceptance are shared again and again, the stories of those who struggle in the community are often either not told, or not heard. The (In)visible Boulder County project aims to change that. Join the Boulder County community dialogue on Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder to see the documentary film, view the portraits, and truly hear the rest of the stories.
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.
While people often see struggle and inequality elsewhere in the country, there are many in Boulder County who face the same challenges. Eleven percent of families with children in the county live below the poverty line. Thirty percent of county LGBT teenagers are victims of bullying at school. Understanding the issues people face is often the first step towards making a difference. The (In)visible Boulder County project does this by bringing to light the stories of the often marginalized and underserved populations in the county - the immigrant, working poor, transgender, homeless, and youth-in-crisis communities.
The doors to the (In)visible Boulder County event will open at 6 p.m., with the portraits on display in the Dairy Center 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 documentary film will be shown in the Gordon Gamm Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. A community panel discussion with audience questions, that will examine the issues raised in the film, will follow. These community leaders are scheduled to participate on the panel:
- Robin Bohannan, Boulder County Community Services, Moderator
- Claire Clurman, Attention Homes
- Claire Levy, Colorado Center for Law and Policy
- Eliberto Mendoza, Boulder County Community Action Programs
- Mardi Moore, Out! Boulder
This event is sponsored by Boulder County Community Services, One Thousand Design, and KGNU Community Radio.
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. It was sponsored by the Boulder County Commissioners and other community partners, and has been regularly featured on KGNU Community Radio.
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.