No “single stories” in Portraits for Change exhibit

February 7, 2020

No “single stories” in Portraits for Change exhibit

Opening in the Allen Library Atrium on Feb 20, this three-week exhibit of portraits of and stories told by vendors who sell Seattle’s Real Change* Newspaper. The exhibit gives voice to the different narratives associated with homelessness and life on the streets. You are invited to reevaluate your understanding of poverty and homelessness and challenge the negative stereotypes that homeless people face.

The exhibit is presented in partnership by Real Change and the students of Vicky Lawson’s Honors seminar “Citizenship Acts to Challenge Poverty.” Students will lead small groups through the exhibit and share what they have learned over the next few weeks.

How to engage

  • All are welcome at our Launch event Feb 20, 3:00 p.m. in the Allen Auditorium
  • Email to be invited on a tour
  • Visit the exhibit on your own or with a friend

Exhibit open daily February 20 – March 12 in the Allen Library Atrium, UW Seattle Campus, 1900 Grant Lane


*Real Change is a Seattle-based organization that produces an award-winning weekly newspaper that provides immediate employment opportunity and a voice for low-income and homeless people while taking action for economic, social, and racial justice.