Witnesses to Hunger, a poverty advocacy and research project run out of Drexel's Center for Hunger-Free Communities, is putting on a photo exhibit at the African American Museum to coincide with the Democratic National Convention. The photos have all been taken by participants in the program, who are mothers or caregivers of families living in poverty. The photographers will be on hand to lead guided tours.
"Arresting Patterns" features artwork in a diverse range of media by some of the country's leading contemporary artists, including Dread Scott, Titus Kaphur, Andy Warhol and Adrian Piper. The included works give visual form to the notion that the sentencing policies over the past 40 years have transformed the nation's prison system into a "modern equivalent of Jim Crow."