Opening Reception for the Aging-Out of Foster Care Show

SalaamGarageNYC is pleased to announce the opening reception for the Aging-Out of Foster Care Project at the Long Island Children’s Museum

Saturday June 23rd 1-4pm
LICM 11 David Ave. Garden City, NY 11530 (On the campus of Nassau Community College)
RSVP at http://agingout.eventbrite.com/

Join many of the photographers, writers, and subjects from this important humanitarian media project about the challenges youth face when they age out of the foster care system in NY. There will be a presentation starting around 1:30pm, so please try to be there early.

The show runs from June 16-September 2, 2012 at The Long Island Children’s Museum.

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Ian Spanier, Heather Walsh, Moya McAllister, Matt Furman, Jordan Hollender, Robert Hooman, Amelia Coffaro, Lisa Weatherbee, Alejandra Villa, Jim Sewastynowicz, Bruce Byers, William Vazquez, Yvonne Allaway

WRITERS: Moya McAllister, Tommy Hallissey, Carrie Vining Spanier, Mollie Neal, Dimitra Kessenides, Amy Kolz, Patty Paine, Shannon Green, Daphne Eviatar, Luke Whyte, Amy Sernatinger, Vanessa Arriola

RSVP not required but encouraged. Without RSVP, museum admission is $11.

WHAT TO BRING:
The LICM and SalaamGarageNYC are hosting a gift card drive to help the young people profiled in the show and others like them with everyday expenses. Donate your unused gift cards. Buy new gift cards. Gift debit cards work too!
Key Foods, Target, KMart, Duane Reade, Staples, Old Navy, Gap, Macy’s, Men’s Warehouse, Barnes and Noble, DSW, Bed Bath & Beyond , T-Mobile, ATT, Verizon (cell phone credits and gift cards for prepaid cell phones) are examples of stores in both LI and NYC.
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If you have a smart phone: please have a QR reader application downloaded. Each of the stories in the exhibition are QR coded so older teens and adults can access the full stories that go with each group of photographs.

You can still donate to the gift card drive even if you don’t live in Long Island.
Mail to:
Maggie Soladay/SGNYC
30-69 Hobart Street #4n
Woodside, NY 11377