“Valiant Voices: Portraits of Strength” opens tonight in Omaha

"My story is not what you think of when you think of poverty.  But none of us are stereotypes.  We’re all people with a story.” -Rose

“My story is not what you think of when you think of poverty. But none of us are stereotypes. We’re all people with a story.” -Rose

Tonight, you’re invited for a first look at the new exhibit “Valiant Voices: Portraits of Strength” at the First Friday art walk in Omaha’s historic Benson neighborhood.

“Valiant Voices” is a special photo project that cuts through the clutter and stereotypes of what you think you might know about what it means to live an everyday struggle with poverty.

This project, supported by the Women’s Fund of Omaha and in partnership with the Heart Ministry Center, showcases the experiences of nine Omaha women living on the edge of economic security as they fight to support themselves and their families.

What: “Valiant Voices: Portraits of Strength” exhibit

When: Benson First Friday, October 4, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Photos also will be displayed from in business windows from Wednesday to Saturday).

Where: Omaha’s Benson neighborhood, 62nd and Maple streets, Omaha

We hope you can make it to Benson tonight to see these courageous personal stories, learn about the barriers to self-sufficiency that must be overcome for many Omahans, and see what we can do to help clear the way for hard-working Nebraskans to break the cycle of poverty.

  One Reply to ““Valiant Voices: Portraits of Strength” opens tonight in Omaha”

  1. Sandy Green
    10/05/2013 at 1:43 pm

    Hoping that you’re going to post some of the pictures from First Friday!

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