Thanks to all who joined us for the final exhibition for our very first all-women's 8-Week Diversion Program. It was a great success. Read a letter about the exhibition and the program itself from our participants here.
Guests were greeted by our amazing young women, who guided them through the interactive installation, featuring a massive map of Brooklyn, and a forest of portraits by Mansura Khanam.
Participants encouraged guests to share stories, experiences, and wisdom on special shapes, and then to place those shapes on the shared landscape of Brooklyn, so that we could connect as a single great community.
We asked people to share on six themes that surfaced again and again throughout our 8-Week Program: "Home," "Community," "Loss," "Gun Violence," "Dreams," and "What is is your vision for court-involved young people?"
Below find photos of the exhibition, and stay tuned for shared stories from our map of Brooklyn!
The photographs in the exhibition were all taken by Mansura Khanam. The photographs below were taken by YNY staff.
Participants getting ready to welcome guests to the exhibition.
One participant poses in front of her portrait (which was taken by Mansura Khanam).
Participants thank the staff and guests for attending their event, and for supporting them in their journey in the YNY program.
A panorama of our excellent location inside the U.S. District Courthosue, just before guests arrive.
Some of the YNY teaching staff: Mansura Khanam, Dominique Howard, Joanna Cox, Rachel Barnard, Brenda Zubay, Ann Lewis, and Ashley Martin.
Installation portraits by Mansura Khanam.