Art and Advocacy: Street Children Have a Voice

On behalf of the CHHS Globalization, Culture and Diversity Committee I would like to invite you to attend Artist Talk and an Opening Reception for the Photovoice Project of Lisa Marie Albert entitled Art and Advocacy: Street Children Have a Voice. The event will be held at 5:00 pm on September 12 in the Warwick Center Lobby Gallery. Lisa utilizes photos, illustrations and stories to bring the experiences of street children to life from Lira, Uganda. The exhibit will run from September 12 – October 18, 2013. The CHHS is co-sponsoring the event and exhibit with the UNCW Association for Campus Entertainment.

Lisa graduated magna cum laude from UNC Wilmington in 2000 with her BS in Applied Mathematics, and completed an MS in Biomathematics at NCSU in 2006. After travels to several developing countries, Lisa decided to focus her career on global health. During her MPH program at UNC, she held a UNC fellowship at FHI where she worked on a community-based HIV prevention research project in Durham, NC. After completing her MPH in 2010, she lived in Uganda where she worked with a joint livelihood and HIV prevention program. While in Uganda she also worked with homeless street children using photovoice methods to produce a child rights advocacy campaign. Understanding the value of evidence-based data alongside visual and individual stories, Lisa aims to marry these seemingly separate perspectives in HIV prevention research. To learn more about Lisa’s work, visit

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