Opening Reception: I Wouldn't Want To Be Anyone Else

An exhibition of photos, maps, writing, and collages by youth from Student Action with Farmworkers in partnership with the Johnston County Arts Council.

During a two-year collaboration between Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) and the Literacy Through Photography (LTP) program at the Center for Documentary Studies, farmworker teens from Johnston County who participated in SAF’s Levante Leadership Institute created an extraordinary collection of artwork.

The SAF students worked on six LTP projects that each involved a different type of self-portraiture, from broad explorations of concepts like identity and being human to detailed reflections on personal accomplishments and goals; a selection of this work is featured in the exhibit. Students created maps of memories and future dreams, remembered teachers and loved ones in letters, wrote poems about life’s journeys, and carefully pictured themselves as they want to be seen.

Join us for the opening reception for the exhibition which will feature great food, a short bilingual program, and an opportunity to talk with the students who created the artwork.

Tuesday, September 25 | 5:00pm-6:30pm
Johnston Health
509 N. Bright Leaf Blvd, Smithfield NC 27577


Sep 25, 2018