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New photo exhibit at Maine Indian Education Building

Posted June 03, 2014, at 11:47 a.m.

Photo Exhibit: “Lost Opportunities: A Lens on Head Start and the Sequester”

Exhibit Featured at Maine Indian Education Building

The Maine Indian Education Building is featuring a poignant photo exhibit that captures the fortitude and dignity of Head Start families who are buttressed by the stability and possibility offered by the Passamaquoddy Head Start Program. The Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy American Indian Tribe has administered the Passamaquoddy Head Start Program in Pleasant Point since 1993 and serves nearly 30 children from the Pleasant Point Reservation.

The photo exhibit offers visual insight into the crushing impact of the 2013 federally-mandated sequester budget cuts. The photos visually communicate the tremendous impact Head Start has on local families and paint a bleak picture for Passamaquoddy’s poorest children if Head Start funding is again threatened by sequestration.

The exhibit is sponsored by the National Head Start Association and the Maine photos were taken by Passamaquoddy tribal members Donald Soctomah and Stephanie Ann Francis. Created by Curators Without Borders, the exhibit depicts a day in the life of rural, urban, tribal, and migrant Head Start programs and families in California, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, and South Dakota. Each photograph captures the strength and resiliency of the at-risk children and families being served by Head Start

WHAT: Photo Exhibit: “Lost Opportunities: A Lens on Head Start and the Sequester”

WHEN: Friday, May 30 – June 16

Daily: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Maine Indian Education Building

39A Union Street

Calais, ME 04619

http://www.mie.bie.edu/

CONTACT:

Beth Johnson

207-454-2128

beth.johnson@bie.edu

Additional information about the National Head Start Association can be found at www.nhsa.org.

Curators Without Borders (CWB) is a nonprofit organization that creates and implements dynamic and participatory educational exhibitions and public programming through partnerships with nonprofits, museums and international development organizations.

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