Making Mothers Visible San Francisco

Saturday, May 12, 2012
10am - 3pm
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The International Museum of Women invites you to join us in San Francisco on Saturday, May 12 starting at 10am to witness the installation of a global pop-up photography project: Making Mothers Visible San Francisco! You and your friends and family are invited to view the public art installation in process as IMOW and community volunteers install more than 50 large-scale photographs of mothers and midwives on the exterior of the San Francisco Main Library across from San Francisco City Hall.

Event Details: Saturday, May 12 from 10:00am - 3:00pm at the San Francisco Main Library, Larkin Street steps. 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, at Civic Center. For more information click here >>

Arrive at 10am when the group action starts or join us throughout the day to witness the photography installation in process. This family-friendly day also features free art activities including face painting for kids and a hands-on art making workshop for adults in partnership with Traveling Postcards.

Throughout the day, many of the mothers pictured will be on hand to share their stories, along with local representatives from San Francisco based organizations working on behalf of mothers. The completion of the installation will be marked at 2pm with a community celebration and official remarks by Clare Winterton (Executive Director, International Museum of Women), Theresa Shaver (President/ Executive Director, The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood) and other special guests.

Making Mothers Visible is a large-scale photography project spearheaded by International Museum of Women (IMOW) in association with the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood. IMOW and local communities will hold Making Mothers Visible events all over the world during the month of May, drawing attention to the global statistic that a woman dies every 90 seconds of a complication of pregnancy or childbirth. Events will take place in cities including Lagos, Nigeria; Barcelona, Spain; and more to be announced. By Making Mothers Visible, IMOW will call attention to the vital role that mothers play in San Francisco and communities around the world, and the importance of their health, empowerment and leadership.

Making Mothers Visible is part of the INSIDE OUT Project, a global art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. It is a movement taking place all over the world using photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share untold stories. The INSIDE OUT project is a creation of the artist JR, recipient of the 2011 TED Prize.

Special thanks to Hub Collective for their logo contribution!

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