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March 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Make PhotoVoice a part of your plan for Spring Break. Capture aspects of your environment and experience by bringing the realities of your life to the public & policy makers – and help SPUR CHANGE through photography.
Adults and teens who are interested in photography, substance abuse, prevention, mental health, research, photography, or helping the community are invited to join us.
RAISE AWARENESS BY HAVING YOUR PHOTOS DISPLAYED IN A FINAL FRIDAY ART EXHIBIT IN WICHITA!
Photovoice is a process in which people – usually those with limited power due to poverty, language barriers, race, class, ethnicity, gender, culture, or other circumstances – use video and/or photo images to capture aspects of their environment and experiences and share them with others. The pictures can then be used, usually with captions composed by the photographers, to bring the realities of the photographers’ lives home to the public and policy makers and to spur change.
Photovoice is a process in which we engage community members to create a project using photos to represent a problem and/or solution that matters to them. The theme for this training will be substance abuse and mental health. This process begins with a research question that is typically developed with both the community membesr and researchers. Once the question is decided upon, training on how to take the photos, what types of photos should be taken (i.e. what matters to YOU), and locations for the photos are identified. Once the process is complete the community members help group and identify themes that pop-out in the photos. This process is 100% guided by the community members that are involved in the project and the researchers are simply there as a guide for the process and to assist in the interpret the results.