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October 17, 2016

Telling the story of the unseen — Project (In)visible photo exhibit opens Thursday, Oct. 20

Pictures
showcase many of the underserved members of Boulder County

Boulder County, Colo. -The
story of Boulder County’s expensive homes, prosperous tech companies and
affluent residents is well told. Often missing are the stories of the less
fortunate, people struggling with poverty, the unseen members of the community.
Project (In)visible intends to change that. Created by One Thousand Design in partnership
with the Boulder County Community Services Department, the project is designed
to start a conversation around Boulder County’s often marginalized populations.
The first public showing for Project (In)visible is a photojournalism gallery opening at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.
20, at Pine Street Church in Boulder
.

  • What: Project
    (In)visible gallery opening of Boulder County photos
  • When: Thursday, Oct. 20, 6-9 p.m. Community panel
    discussion at 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Pine Street Church, 1237 Pine,
    Boulder
  • Cost: The
    gallery opening is a free event open to the public

Project (In)visible is a multi-media
conversation produced with a number of Boulder County programs
and local nonprofit agencies. The collection contains striking photographs
and quotes from the homeless, immigrant, transgender, working poor, and
youth-in-crisis communities. Here are just a few examples.

“How
can you be a good mom when you never had a good mom yourself?”
- 26 Year Old Single Mother

“Watching
people getting high on hard drugs, and beating each other up, for no reason, senseless
violence, depression. It’s tough to watch others go through that struggle.”
- 23 Year Old Homeless Youth

“Seven years ago my son was kidnapped, and
last year I paid the last month (of ransom). And I know, it could happen again,
it could be the same problem. That is why I need to bring my children here.”
- 57 Year
Old Immigrant from Mexico

The opening will include a panel discussion beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Community leaders will discuss stigma, stereotypes, and equality throughout
Boulder County. Scheduled to participate:

  • Robin
    Bohannan, Boulder County Community Services
  • Chris
    Nelson, Attention Homes
  • Kristine
    Edwards, Intercambio
  • Suzanne
    Crawford, Sister Carmen

Participants
in Project (In)visible include the Boulder County Circles Campaign, Boulder
County Head Start, Attention Homes, Emergency Family Assistance Association, Intercambio,
Sister Carmen, and Out Boulder County. Watch for additional dissemination of
the Project (In)visible story in the coming months.

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