Past Events

Presented by Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc. (AJE) as part of the 2014 National Week of Action Against School Pushout: 

A Call to Action: Solutions Not Suspensions!

  • A documentary film screening of “Solutions Not Suspensions”
    • A presentation about  school pushout in DC and ways to push for reform led by AJE & Critical Exposure
    • The opportunity to take action at the event!

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Free Chipotle and Subway (while it lasts!) will be provided to participants at the event.

LocationThe Next Step Public Charter School | 3047 15th Street NW, Washington DC 20009 | (Near Columbia Heights Metro Station)  

RSVP preferred but not required at stacey.eunnae@aje-dc.org.  If you need a reasonable accommodation, interpreter, or would like to RSVP by phone, contact Stacey Eunnae at(202) 678-8060.  

http://www.aje-dc.org/ 

http://www.criticalexposure.org/

#solutionsnotsuspensions

"Photographers use their cameras as tools of exploration, passports to inner sanctums, and instruments for change. Their images are proof that photography matters - now more than ever." - National Geographic

Buy tickets & learn more here.

Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography
October 16th, 2014
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Save the Date for October 16th for our 7th annual professional photography auction! Join us to celebrate famous photographers, social justice, and our talented students who use photography as an instrument for change in Washington, D.C.

What: Guests will enjoy a live auction of professional and student, framed photographs, a full bar, heavy hor d'ourves, and the opportunity to meet prominent professional photographers and avid photography fans in the Washington, D.C. area. 

Who: Join like-minded people who are interested in questioning the status quo, changing lives, and creating unique opportunites to empower our students. 

Why: This auction celebrates and honors the work of professional photographers around the country who inspire our students, and us, each day. 

Every dollar raised at this live and silent auction will be used to support our student photography & advocacy work.

Join us on October 3rd for a fashion show benefitting Critical Exposure. 

PopNod presents a runway fashion experience celebrating those who are at the forefront of style and social good, while raising money to support Critical Exposure. Featuring outfits and jewelry from South Moon UnderAnthropologieBaubleBar, and other PopNod partners, this rooftop fashion show will bring you the season's latest styles to dress to impress in the District taking you from Sunday brunch to Night at the Kennedy Center. Critical Exposure trains youth to use photography and advocacy to make real change in their schools and communities.

Fashion Show Events will include:

  • Selected fashions from South Moon Under with labels to include: House of Harlow, BB Dakota, Free People, Citizens of Humanity, and more
  • Selected fashions from Anthropologie
  • Jewelry from BaubleBar
  • Signature cocktails and samples from Butterfly Mixtures
  • Music provided by DJ Billy Gale
  • Raffle for specialty prizes
  • Chance to win 1 of 25 swag bags with purchase of ticket by September 12
  • Social Media contest for a fashionable prize
  • Official after party at Irish Whiskey Public House
  • Hair and make-up by Alaniis Summerfield

A special exhibit hosted by Mayer Brown. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Jackie at jaquelyn[at]criticalexposure.org. Read the press release here.


Making the Case for Kids

Photos from Critical Exposure's program with Powell House. CE Summer Youth Facilitators Maya and Malik will briefly speak about their experience leading the program.

Check out CE portraits and photos at Mellow Mushroom through August 18th. 

"Photographers use their cameras as tools of exploration, passports to inner sanctums, and instruments for change. Their images are proof that photography matters - now more than ever." - National Geographic

Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment through Photography
October 16th, 2014
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Save the Date for October 16th for our 7th annual professional photography auction! Join us to celebrate famous photographers, social justice, and our talented students who use photography as an instrument for change in Washington, D.C.

What: Guests will enjoy a live auction of professional and student, framed photographs, a full bar, heavy hor d'ourves, and the opportunity to meet prominent professional photographers and avid photography fans in the Washington, D.C. area. 

Who: Join like-minded people who are interested in questioning the status quo, changing lives, and creating unique opportunites to empower our students. 

Why: This auction celebrates and honors the work of professional photographers around the country who inspire our students, and us, each day. 

Every dollar raised at this live and silent auction will be used to support our student photography & advocacy work.

Join us on August 9th for an activist dance party benefitting Critical Exposure. Planning on attending? RSVP on Facebook! 

Show 9:00pm
Doors 8:00pm

18+

ONLY $8 @ THE DOOR

In March, Critical Exposue partnered with students from the Rhode Island School of Design to complete a public art project. Critical Exposure students took portraits and answered the statements "I am _____" or "I fight for ____." The photos were printed on 2x3' paper and hung at numerous businesses throughout the city. Click here to see a map of our host sites and photos of the setup process!

Click here to see each student's poster!

If you'd like to host these portraits on a window or a wall, please email lauren [at] criticalexposure.org