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Critical Exposure taught us to take pictures of our everyday lives so we can get in touch with people who do not understand what is going on in the DC public schools.
This summer Critical Exposure partnered with the Young Women’s Project. We trained youth allies in their Foster Care Campaign on how to use photography and writing to enhance their advocacy efforts around the Foster Care Youth Rights Act, which was recently introduced into the D.C. Council and is now in a working group. Youth documented the rights that all foster care youth are guaranteed but which have not been respected under the current regulations. They also used juxtaposition to show positive examples of the rights all youth should enjoy. The students will use their photographs during testimony and working group meetings with D.C. Councilmembers this fall.