The story below has been shared with Family Pictures USA by Guenevere Crum. Her journey to find her family history led her through libraries, across the country, and over the Atlantic to track down photos and family members. Her efforts spanning decades, we present to you a snippet of her findings: Four images hanging on […]
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Philanthropy Southwest’s Annual Conference consistently draws several hundred trustees and staff attendees from grantmaking organizations of all types and sizes. Registration is open to trustees and staff of grantmaking organizations and provides the opportunity to connect with fellow philanthropists located or making investments in the Southwestern United States
We are united by a common belief – that philanthropy has an important role to play in creating a stronger North Carolina. One where all its residents can live productive and fulfilled lives. One where communities from the mountains to the farmlands to the coast are safe and thriving. Join us at the 2020 Annual Meeting and Conference as we deepen our knowledge, gain new skills, challenge old assumptions, and reconnect to people, place and purpose.
frank is back for its seventh year, and at this gathering we’re going to play with your emotions.
Or at least how you can intentionally use emotion in your work. We’ll dive in, as frank does, with the research-informed insights and actionable examples from the field. Plus plenty of time to explore, connect with old friends or make new ones in the funky Floridian February escape so many look forward to throughout the year.
The story below has been shared with Family Pictures USA by Bill Doggett about the path his parents took to resist the unjust practices of a pre-Civil Rights era America in southern California. “It is often said in ancestral black family circles, that ‘God does not bring us this far to leave us.’”– Frances Clarke Doggett Filmmaker Bill […]
Thomas and Ana Flávia in front of the library on the Federal University of Brasilia Campus Last month I went to Brazil to keynote the opening of the “Plural Knowledge: The Social Relevance of the Public University” Conference at the Federal University of Brasilia, as well as to conduct a two day Family Pictures Community […]
By Barbara Tyner Hall Florida’s southwestern coast is made up of a group of mangrove keys known as the Ten Thousand Islands. Chokoloskee Island and Everglades City are located eighty miles west of Miami just off of the Tamiami Trail This is the western gateway to the Everglades National Park. Chokoloskee is one of the […]
Written by Darriel McBride With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s an opportunity for us to not only be thankful for the food we eat, but our families as we celebrate with one another. Growing up on a farm, in North Carolina, has taught the Starling family the importance of knowing exactly where their food […]
Written by Darriel McBride Every year, International Men’s Day is commemorated on November 19th to celebrate the positive that value men bring to the world, their families, and their communities. One of our very own Family Pictures USA participants, Leonardo Gonzalez, is quite literally the embodiment of a man who has brought significant positivity and […]
Written by Darriel McBride Today, according to the most recent statistics from the US Census, there are roughly 20.4 million veterans in the United States, yet among those who have served, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that 40,056 veterans are homeless on any given night. Gulf War veterans face unrelenting barriers […]
Written for Family Pictures USA by Darriel McBride Halloween is perhaps a child’s second favorite holiday next to Christmas. Although, some would argue that you can’t eat your toys, so where’s the fun in that? Growing up, Halloween was like no other holiday. My mother allowed my siblings and I to stay up late after […]
Thomas Allen Harris will keynote the upcoming Plural Knowledge: Value of the Public University seminar at the University of Brasilia. He will lead a multi-day Digital Diaspora Family Reunion with students, staff, and the community around their family photos culminating in an interactive exhibition around Afro- Brazilian identity.
This presentation will discuss the evolution of the artist’s work with the Family Photo Album as a central trope as well as a tool for community storytelling over the past 25+ years. The talk will examine the interplay between family narratives and cultural shifts within the interweaving of disparate family archives within his films and most recently in the new PBS series, FAMILY PICTURES USA. This talk will discuss the possibilities of new narratives emerging from reconstructing the family photographic album.
Written by Darriel McBride for Family Pictures USA Despite the fact that we may love our families, there are things each of us carry in our hearts that may be difficult to share with our loved ones. For LGBT+ folks, opening up to family about their sexuality can be the most difficult thing to share. […]
Viktor holds a photo of his family. During his time as a visiting professor at Dartmouth College – back in 2016 – Thomas had the opportunity to meet artist Viktor Witkowski and professor Katie Hornstein over dinner. Both brought family photos to share that night for an impromptu photo share session. Katie had a print […]
Written by Darriel McBride for Family Pictures USA For many members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, National Coming Out Day is the perfect time to celebrate their own stories while raising awareness about the LGBTQ+ experience. Proclaiming one’s identity is a deeply personal and often challenging experience for LGBTQ+ individuals. Regardless […]
By Marsha Philpot (Marsha Music): Joe Von Battle My father, the late Joe Von Battle, was an important mid-century recorder and producer of blues and gospel music in Detroit, from 1945 until 1967. He has been called the “Chess of Detroit”, referring to the iconic Chicago Record company, and is regarded by many as a cornerstone in the building […]