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Sept. 29, 2006
CONTACT: Pam Young
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EMU to host photo exhibit about teen pregnancy Oct. 4-21

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University will host the nationally recognized Children of Children Portraits of Teen Pregnancy photography exhibit Oct. 4-21, at EMU’s Multicultural Lounge, King Hall.

            The Children of Children exhibit, created by Michael Nye, is a collection of stories of men and women, ages 12 to 100, whose lives have been crucially affected by adolescent pregnancy. The powerful exhibit features 50 black and white photographs accompanied by audio stories told by the individuals in the portraits.

“The purpose of the exhibit is to create awareness of the realities of adolescent pregnancy in a nonjudgmental way,” said Jeff Schultz, associate dean of the College of Health and Human Services at EMU.

            The exhibit is part of an effort by the Michigan Department of Education to draw attention to the issues of adolescent pregnancy and parenthood, and to stimulate discussion among families, schools, faith-based organizations, youth agencies and the community at large.

            An opening reception is scheduled October 4, 5:30 – 8 p.m., at EMU’s McKenny Union Ballrooom. Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom, Michigan Surgeon General, will speak at 6 p.m.

            The exhibit is open Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 4 – 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

            For more information, call 734.484.9865.

 

 


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