Hineinu – Here We Are: An LGBTQ+ Jewish Photovoice Exhibit

post with event info plus man with camera pointed at viewed within a Star of David

Event Information

October 8th, 2018 through October 18th, 2018
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery
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A same-sex Jewish marriage contract (Ketubah). A sign for gender inclusive bathrooms in a Jewish Community Center. A Christmas tree adorned with rainbow-colored ornaments and a Star of David topper. These are three of the 21 photos-with-narratives that constitute “Hineinu – Here We Are: An LGBTQ+ Jewish Photovoice Exhibit.” Combined with rich, thought-provoking text, these photos give insight into the varied experiences of local community members who are both Jewish and queer.

“Photovoice” is the process of putting cameras in the hands of traditionally “voiceless” or marginalized community members to allow them to record, reflect on, and share their community’s strengths and concerns. Photovoice participants have the opportunity to capture their current experiences through pictures, with the goal of sparking dialogue and action related to the themes depicted in the photos.

As you view this Photovoice exhibit, we hope that you will consider what it means to be inclusive and welcoming, and that you will continue to develop an awareness of the diversity of other people’s experiences both within and outside of the Jewish and LGBTQ+ communities.


Additional Infomation

Library Contact
Bridget Kennedy bakenned@umich.edu
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