Saturday, May 12, 10 am - 3 pm
Join the International Museum of Women in San Francisco on Saturday, May 12. Starting at 10am, witness the installation of our global pop-up photography project: Making Mothers Visible San Francisco!
Event Details: Saturday, May 12 from 10:00am – 3:00pm at the San Francisco Main Library, Larkin Street steps. 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, at Civic Center. Installation and activities start at 10am. Remarks and community celebration at 2pm. Click here for more information>>
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View the public art installation in process as IMOW and community volunteers install more than 50 large-scale photographs of mothers and midwives on the exterior of the San Francisco Main Library across from San Francisco City Hall. One of a sequence of global events, Making Mothers Visible San Francisco will call attention to the vital role that mothers play in San Francisco and communities around the world, and the importance of their health, empowerment and leadership.
This family-friendly day also features free art activities, including face painting for kids and an art making workshop for adults, in partnership with Traveling Postcards. Many of the mothers pictured will be on hand to share their stories, along with the photographers and representatives from local organizations working on behalf of mothers. The completion of the installation will be marked at 2pm with a community celebration with Jane DeCuir, a traditional singer who will perform Navajo and Cherokee songs dedicated to mothers and official remarks by Clare Winterton (Executive Director, International Museum of Women), Theresa Shaver (President/ Executive Director, The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood) and Luis Herrera (City Librarian, San Francisco Public Library).
The event echoes the theme of the Museum’s current online exhibition, MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe, which spotlights global art and issues on the contemporary experience of motherhood. Images from Making Mothers Visible San Francisco will be added to the MAMA exhibition.
Making Mothers Visible is a large-scale photography project spearheaded by International Museum of Women (IMOW) in association with the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood. IMOW and local communities will hold Making Mothers Visible events all over the world during the month of May, drawing attention to the global statistic that a woman dies every 90 seconds of a complication of pregnancy or childbirth. Events will take place in cities including Lagos, Nigeria; Barcelona, Spain; and more to be announced.
Making Mothers Visible is part of the INSIDE OUT Project, a global art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. It is a movement taking place all over the world using photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share untold stories. The INSIDE OUT project is a creation of the artist JR, recipient of the 2011 TED Prize.
Special thanks to Hub Collective for their design of the Making Mothers Visible logo!
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