Organization hosting photo exhibit to raise awareness about poverty

Organization hosting photo exhibit to raise awareness about poverty

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia (SVdP) will host a photo exhibit portraying the face of poverty in Georgia at the Columbus Public Library on Macon Road.

The event aims to create greater awareness of the 1.8 million Georgians living in poverty.  The purpose of the program is to demonstrate the challenges facing the most vulnerable populations of Columbus and the state of Georgia.

Additionally, they hope to generate support for SVdP's programs that feed, shelter, clothe and educate the poor.

The exhibit will showcase images from Columbus photojournalists. Profiles of Poverty will be on display from Aug. 3 – 28.

The exhibit will be underscored by a panel discussion on Thursday, Aug. 6, that will convene local leaders and organizations that are committed to finding solutions to address and overcome poverty in Columbus.

The panel will be moderated by SVdP CEO and executive director John Berry and panelists will include Belva Dorsey, Thomas Dailey, and Meg Olive. The panel discussion will be held at Columbus Public Library.

The event is free and open to the public. To register, visit this link.

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