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Durham County Library Presents Sister City Photography Program on Tanzania

Program: Arusha, Tanzania Photography Project
Date: Saturday, November 16
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will partner with Sister Cities of Durham to host a program on photographs taken by school children in Arusha, Tanzania. The program will take place on Saturday, November 13, at 3 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. The photographs are part of a collaborative project with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Light Tanzanian refreshments will be served.

Nestled at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Arusha became Durham’s Sister City in 1991. The featured works are part of the Literacy Through Photography (LTP) initiative, an arts and education program that challenges children to photograph scenes from their daily lives and to use the images as a stimulus for verbal and written expression. LTP provides children and teachers with the expressive and investigative tools of photography and writing in the classroom, focusing on universal themes such as self-portrait, community, family and dreams.

This program is co-sponsored by Durham Library Foundation and the Arusha Committee of Sister Cities of Durham. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or grozier@dconc.gov


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