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located at 609 trent drive in the historic wild bull's pizza building, MoBo is home to two artists: joe galas and dianne freund. we host a variety of events: these are usually updated on our FB page. We are happy to share our space with others who wish to host their own events, public or private: see info below and please contact us for this. on FB: address below.

Friday, March 11, 2011

art advocacy /streetkids have a voice / documentary photo exhibit & discussion

at MonkeyBottom Sat April 17, 7 pm to 10 pm

We would like to invite you to "advocacy & art :: street kids have a voice" , an exhibit of artwork & documentary photography, a discussion about how the work was used in an advocacy campaign for child rights in Lira, Uganda, and a multimedia slide-show.

While living in Uganda, Lisa Marie Albert worked with a group of street kids: she taught them to use a camera, and helped them tell their stories visually and through interviews
. What grew from that is both harsh and beautiful. This show will present the children's and Lisa's stories: in words, photos and drawings.

This event is a fundraiser, and a portion of sales will go to Child Restoration Outreach Uganda,
www.CROUG.org, the organization that hosted the workshops in Lira, Uganda where these street kids are able to find food, showers, skills training, and family reconciliation.

Lisa Marie Albert is a documentary photographer, videographer, and multimedia storyteller. Her passions include using images and multimedia for raising awareness about health, social, and environmental justice issues and for projects that bring support and education to communities experiencing disparities. Past projects have included: disaster relief, homelessness & addictions in the U.S., HIV/AIDS, and cultural vignettes. She also teaches photography and storytelling workshops for children and adults.

Lisa received her certificate in documentary studies from Duke Center for Documentary Studies and has taken multimedia journalism courses from UNC, while obtaining her Master’s in Public Health, which she completed in May 2010.


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