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Penn State Mont Alto to host touring Family Diversity Projects Exhibit

3/21/2011 —

Penn State Mont Alto will host an exhibition of IN OUR FAMILY: Portraits of All Kinds of Families, a touring photo-text display created by the award-winning Family Diversity Projects of Amherst, Massachusetts, from April 1-30, 2011 in its library on campus. A reception on Monday, April 4 at 2 p.m. will officially open the exhibit. It is free and open to the public, including local schools, during normal library hours (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Weekends 12 – 10 p.m.). Groups are encouraged to contact Alicia White, Penn State Mont Alto librarian, to make special arrangements by calling 717-749-6044 or by email at acw3@psu.edu.

IN OUR FAMILY travels nationwide to schools (K-12), colleges, public libraries, workplaces, places of worship, conferences, museums, and communities nationwide. The exhibit is championed by diversity professionals, families, educators, parents, and all people interested in educating the public about diversity. 

With photographs by Gigi Kaeser and interviews edited by Peggy Gillespie and Rebekah Boyd, the exhibit celebrates the diversity of family life in 21st century America, introducing viewers to single-parent families, families living with physical or mental challenges, immigrant families, adoptive families, foster families, divorced families, gay and lesbian-parented families, stepfamilies, multiracial families, multi-generational families, and others in the family circle.

Family Diversity Projects (FDP) is a non-profit educational organization founded to help eliminate prejudice, stereotyping, and harassment of people discriminated against due to race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, gender, class, and disability. The exhibit is sponsored by the Penn State Mont Alto Faculty Diversity Committee.

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