Join Wide Angle Youth Media for our annual Exhibition & Screening at Maryland Institute College of Art's prestigious Falvey Hall.
The event will feature an exhibition of photographs and design projects, premier new films and include commentary from youth presenters as well as esteemed community leaders.
Event proceeds will launch Wide Angle’s fall giving campaign to support its workforce pathway, a free media education training program that interweaves youth mentoring, media making and career readiness through paid work experience. This innovative model pairs youth apprentices with seasoned media professionals to document civic stories profiling the impact of area nonprofits and corporations. Fall fundraising efforts will aim to move 16 youth enrolled in the program to an equitable pay scale, (beginning at minimum wage), in the coming year. We are honored to share this work, and hope you can join us as we commemorate youth voice and progress towards a more inclusive city, fueled by creativity.
Space is limited, tickets are required to attend. Your ticket includes food and two complimentary drinks. Price is pay-what-you-can to ensure the event is accessible to all community members, with a suggested donation of $35.
This year our youth put a 90's spin on the event. Get in the festive spirit and show us your best 90's look to celebrate in style!
Sheri Parks, Ph.D. is Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. Previously, she was Associate Dean for Research, Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Programming and Director of the Center for Synergy at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has been Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI or Community Liaison on a number of sponsored projects, including those funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Commerce. She led Baltimore Stories: Narrative and the Life of an American City, which was named a national model of deep community conversations by NEH. Sheri is also a public intellectual, quoted in a variety of media, and a national award-winning National Public Radio affiliate host and commentator. She is the author of Fierce Angels: Living with a Legacy from the Strong Dark Feminine to the Strong Black Woman, selected as an editor’s pick by Essence Magazine and the lead editor of Baltimore Stories, forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press. Her academic field is Public Aesthetics, or how ordinary people weave aesthetic forms and meanings throughout their everyday lives. She currently serves as the President of the board of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.
Shelley Halstead is the Founder and Executive Director of Black Women Build – Baltimore. Shelley has lived and worked all over the globe. She moved to Baltimore in 2015 after spending 20 years in Seattle where she was a union carpenter for 13 years. She also managed her own construction business, and has bought and sold several houses – renovating each and every one. After attending law school as a William H. Gates Public Service Law Scholar at the University of Washington School of Law, Shelley decided to put her skills as a carpenter and her passion for economic and reproductive justice together by using her degree and particular skill set to begin Black Women Build – Baltimore.
5:30 pm - Doors Open
6:00 pm - Screening & Presenters
7:00 pm - Reception & Refreshments
Maryland Institute College of Art
Falvey Hall is located in the Brown Center
Thank you to our sponsors, who’ve made this event possible.
Constellation, an Exelon Company; MECU Credit Union; T. Rowe Price
American Wings & Pizza, Fruit Juicy Creations, Maryland Institute College of Art, MICA Office of Open Studies, Monument Brewing Company, Union Craft Brewing, Wegmans