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ZoomUganda Exhibit

Date: 03/24/2008
The exhibit, ZoomUganda, shares the journey of 12 girls given 12 cameras and 24 hours in which to tell their own stories through their own lenses, empowering its participants to stand in the centers of the world and show you the view from there. Come see this important exhibit at the Portland State Library this April! Julie Resnick, the ZoomUganda project director, is delighted to share her vision to raise awareness about this program, which contributes to the St. Andrew Secondary School in Matale, Uganda:
I handed out the cameras with their names written on duct tape to each girl. I drew a camera on the blackboard and explained each part: 'This is the lens. This is the shutter. This is the zoom.' The girls immediately repeated 'zoom!zoom!zoom!' in many voices. They had named their project!

-Julie Resnick, ZoomUganda Project Director
ZoomUganda is sponsored by the Harambee Centre, a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon, which connects people and groups in the United States with the peoples and cultures of the African continent.
Learn more about ZoomUganda at http://www.zoomuganda.org. Visit the exhibit on the first floor of the Branford P. Millar Library, April 1 through April 30.

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