BELOW ARE DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH OF THE EXHBITS
Love Makes a Family: Portraits of LGBT People and their Families
Love Makes a Family includes photographs and interviews with families that have lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) members. Through first-person accounts and positive images, this exhibit seeks to challenge and change damaging myths and stereotypes about LGBT people and their families. Designed for audiences of all ages, Love Makes a Family challenges stereotypes about LGBT people and helps dismantle homophobia. The photo-text exhibit consists of ready-to-hang framed photographs and text.
In Our Family: Portraits of All Kinds of Families
In Our Family explores the diversity of non-traditional family structure through conveying the experiences of non-traditional families in their own words. In Our Family promotes tolerance by encouraging discussion of who constitutes a family, and champions the understanding and acceptance of difference, a crucial aspect of anti-bullying work, by opening up a dialogue around the meaning of family. In Our Family is particularly relevant given the modern proliferation of non-traditional families, including multiracial families, extended families, single-parent households, and LGBTQ families, which continues to diversify school environments as students are increasingly required to interact daily with students of divergent social identities.
Pioneering Voices: Portraits of Transgender People
Pioneering Voices includes photographs and interviews with people of all ages who are transgender and some of their partners and children. Through first-person accounts and positive images, this exhibit seeks to challenge damaging myths and stereotypes about transgender people and to educate people about this marginalized, and often invisible group of people.
Building Bridges: Portraits of Immigrants and Refugees
Building Bridges includes photographs and interviews with people who have come to the United States as immigrants or refugees from all over the world. The exhibit seeks to challenge damaging myths and stereotypes about immigrants and refugees as a way to help prevent bullying and to help encourage respect and appreciation for this diverse group of people in the United States.
The Road to Freedom: Portraits of People with Disabilities
This exhibit focuses on children, teens, and adults with the full spectrum of physical, sensory, learning, and mental disabilities. Along with color photographs by Gigi Kaeser, the exhibit features interviews conducted and edited by Peggy Gillespie
We Have Faith: LGBT Clergy, Allied Clergy, and People of Faith Speak Out
Often, in American society today, religious and spiritual traditions and religious leaders are stereotyped as being unilaterally bigoted, intolerant or blind to the experiences, needs and rights of LGBTQ people and those they love. This exhibit challenges that stereotype by exploring the experiences of LGBTQ clergy and religious and spiritual leaders - including Christians, Jews and Muslims - as they unite their personal stories and histories with their commitment to peace, justice and civil rights through their work in religious establishments of all kinds.
Of Many Colors: Portraits of Multiracial Families
This exhibit includes photographs and interviews with 20 families (children, teens, and adults) who have bridged the racial divide through interracial relationships and/or adoption. In a world where race is considered by many to be a formidable barrier between people, the families in this traveling exhibit have discovered richness and value in diversity. This exhibit of multiracial families has a great deal to teach about racial identity and racism.
Nothing to Hide: Mental Illness in the Family
This exhibit features photographs and interviews with families whose lives are affected by mental illness – schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders, etc. The compelling accounts demonstrate strength, courage, integrity and accomplishment in the face of the adversity and stigma of mental illness. By bringing visibility to these individuals and their families, Nothing to Hide helps dispel harmful stereotypes, myths, and misconceptions about mental illness.