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Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL- January 11- Feburary 20, 2010

Congo/Women at The Poynter Institute (in cooperation with Eckerd College)
Where: 801 Third Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida
When: Monday, January 11, 2010 at 8:30 pm until
Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Exhibition on display: January 11 – February 20, 2010
Exhibit hours are 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week.

The exhibition’s Florida debut is made possible by Eckerd College and is part of The Plight and Promise of Africa: An Eckerd College Initiative. Media sponsors: the St. Petersburg Times and WUSF Public Broadcasting.


Wednesday, January 20, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
“At Home and Abroad: The Role of Art and Artists in Creating Social Change”
Light reception begins at 5:30 p.m., panel discussion begins at 6:15 p.m. Admission is free. Reservations are required. Call Eckerd College at 727-864-7979 or e-mail

Grace-Anne Alfiero, executive director of Creative Clay, will moderate a group of panelists who address social justice issues through programming and the improvement of accessibility of services and education for marginalized populations.

Leslie Thomas, Curator and Co-Director, Congo/Women; Executive and Creative Director, Art Works Projects
Patrick Henry, Professor of Sociology, Eckerd College
Carl Lavender, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast
Steve Lesky, Vice President, Allegany Franciscan Ministries Foundation
Linda Osmundson, Executive Director, Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA)
Terri Lipsey Scott, Board of Trustees Chair, Carter G. Woodson African-American Museum


“An Evening with Award-Winning Photojournalist Ron Haviv”
Wednesday, January 27, 7:00 p.m.
Conversation at 7:00 p.m., reception to follow. Tickets are $10. Reservations are required. To register, visit or call 727-821-9494.

Ron Haviv, one of Congo/Women’s featured photographers, has produced images of conflict and humanitarian crises that have made headlines from around the world since the end of the Cold War. Poynter’s Visual Journalism Group Leader and Director of Diversity, Kenny Irby, will moderate the conversation.

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