On June 1st, we partnered with Dr. Danielle Wright, licensed clinical social worker of Navigate Nola to hold a facilitated workshop using the photo voice project.
The photo voice project is a participatory action research approach, that utilizes photography as a discussion tool to elevate the voices of marginalized groups. Adolescent African American girls in the city of New Orleans multiply marginalized at the intersection of race, class and gender. Photo voice was utilized to explore the lived experiences of African American girls with incarcerated fathers (DBI program mentees). The mentees engaged in a group listening session centered around themes such as grief/loss, disappointment/broken promises, disconnection, and powerlessness. The session was facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker (Navigate NOLA).
Following the discussion, program participants worked with a local photographer to capture photographic images that represent their day to day experiences living as the daughter of an incarcerated father.
We would love to have you all join us at our event honoring our incarcerated dad's and meet our mentees!