A Wider Family: Images on Volunteerism contains images very close to my heart because they were captured in partnership with organizations I care deeply about doing good & hard work in our world. Our new normal due to the global pandemic has meant the Community House that is hosting the gallery has shut down for now so Jimmy McDermott, the Director of the LyArts Program Director made a virtual video tour of the gallery!!!
More about the gallery:
What if we served or volunteered as if those we engage with were our family? Our dear ones? What if we listened as we desire to be listened to? What is we realized we are fellow travelers not those who have already arrived?
Through my own volunteering and partnering with organizations doing great and hard work across the globe I am again and again reminded that we are a human family and when we break down barriers of those giving and those receiving, we truly open ourselves to the rich experience of allowing ourselves to be changed by volunteering. This gallery is a collection of images captured that share stories of this volunteering working with organizations I deeply respect and am grateful to partner with to share their stories with dignity and intention.
“The problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small.”
We are a human family and when we serve with that in mind we are profoundly changed.
The gallery was also featured in the Chicago Tribune.
The gallery will be coming to Cafe K'Tizo in Wheaton when all this madness is over so look for more details coming soon.
Be well friends.