VKC Special Lecture: "Able Voices: Photography for Self-Expression, Empowerment, and Advocacy"
March 13 (W)
Held in Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building. Learn more about the Able Voices: Sharing Who We Are Through Our Photographs exhibit now on display through March at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center! Photovoice is a participatory photography method that puts cameras in the hands of underrepresented individuals and serves as a powerful tool for self-expression, empowerment, and advocacy.
Speaker Jen Vogus is an educator, photographer, and advocate who develops and leads photovoice projects for students with disabilities in Williamson County Schools. Her passion for photography began several years ago when she started taking pictures of her son who is non-verbal. She captured his daily life and his favorite things so he could build meaningful relationships with peers and teachers at school, thus giving him a voice to share his interests and all that he is capable of doing.
Vogus will share her personal story, provide research-based evidence on the power of photography for people with disabilities, and offer a detailed tutorial on how she has implemented the Able Voices program in the classroom.
Lunch will be provided. Please register for an accurate headcount. Deadline to register for lunch is Mar. 6. For more information, contact Laurie Fleming at (615) 936-8852.