A-B College to host traveling photo-text exhibit

The Office of Student Affairs (Multicultural Events) and Teacher Education at Alderson-Broaddus College has partnered to host the award-winning, traveling photo-text exhibit “Of Many Colors.” It will be installed in the Hamer Campus Center and opened to the public and campus community, Feb. 25 through March 15.

Of Many Colors is a creation of Family Diversity Projects and includes photographs and interviews with 20 families (children, teens, and adults) who have bridged the racial divide through interracial relationships and/or adoption. In a world where race is considered by many to be a formidable barrier between people, the families in this traveling exhibit have discovered richness and value in diversity.

This exhibit of multiracial families has a great deal to teach about racial identity and racism, and it can be used in a variety of ways across the disciplines on our campus.

Family Diversity Projects is a nonprofit organization devoted to educating the public about issues related to the diversity of family life. Family Diversity Projects creates photo-text exhibits and books in order to help eliminate prejudice, stereotyping, name-calling, and harassment of people who are discriminated against due to race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, size and mental or physical ability.

For more information about this exhibit and a printable brochure, visit familydiv.org/files/2012/11/brochure_omc.pdf

For more information about Family Diversity Projects, visit familydiv.org/ or contact Aaron Taliaferro via e-mail at taliaferroal@ab.edu or Karen Dunkerley via e-mail at dunkerleykc@ab.edu.