Raise 251: Opening Reception

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Date(s) - August 10, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Alabama Contemporary Art Center

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Featuring new commissions exploring hidden or overlooked issues affecting community health in Mobile, Raise 251 aims to educate and empower Mobile’s citizens by enhancing their capacity to better participate in decision-making about their health.

Taking traditional “photovoice” methods of community-based participatory research as its starting point, this exhibition and community initiative has been developed by Alabama Contemporary in partnership with the University of South Alabama’s Center for Healthy Communities (CHC).

Raise 251 provides four Community Health Advocates, representing health-disparate neighborhoods across Mobile, with one-on-one mentorship and support in bringing the issues facing their communities to the wider public. Photographs by Barbara Hodnett, Frewin Osteen, Bomani Williams, and Sheena Williams will be presented alongside new commissions from Jamey Grimes, Wanda Sullivan, and Pinky MM Bass that amplify and interpret their unique insights and perspectives.

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