Look Here! Views From the Invisible Community

I had the privilege of getting to know this organization through my previous community organizing and community service through GEARS and the Coalition for a Livalbe Future.  The Sisters facilitate a homeless  run restaurant where folks can receive free excellent meals in return for work.   

Sisters Of The Road would like to invite you to the premiere of Look Here!  Views From the Invisible Community, a multi-media exhibit showcasing the photographs and stories of people experiencing homelessness who chronicled their lives with disposable cameras.  "It provides a view from the inside of homelessness in Portland," PhotoVoice participant Patrick Nolen says.  "I hope that when people view my pictures, they’ll think, ‘This guy is just like me.’ "

On Sunday May 22, Sisters Of The Road will unveil this exhibit at the beautiful Native American Student and Community Center (710 SW Jackson Avenue) on the Portland State University campus. To get more information or to reserve tickets on-line, go to http://www.sistersoftheroad.org; or email marilyn@sistersoftheroad.org; or call Marilyn at (503) 222-5694 ext. 12.

The Look Here! debut will involve two events.  First, from Noon to 2 pm., Sisters will host a fundraiser, where for a $50 donation (half of which is tax-deductible) people can view the exhibit, enjoy a light brunch, and meet the photographers.  Then the exhibit opens for general viewing at 2 p.m. that day. The suggested sliding-scale ticket price for the general viewing is $5-$10, although no one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Both events welcome families and children.



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