Foster Youth Museum Presents First Public Exhibit: Lost Childhoods

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Foster Youth Museum Presents First Public Exhibit:  Lost Childhoods
March 6 – March 29, 2015
Exhibition Location: Warehouse 416, 416 26th Street, Oakland, CA
First Friday: Friday, March 6, 6:00-10:00 PM

Lost Childhoods ExhibitFebruary 19, 2015 – Oakland, CA – Foster Youth Museum presents a groundbreaking exhibit about youth experiences in foster care. Through photos, donated objects, video portraits, and foster youth art, Lost Childhoods tells the story of loss and powerlessness – and the human capacity for resilience and connection.

Visitors may be surprised by some of the artifacts that youth have chosen to save and share, from the hefty case reports that follow foster youth from placement to placement, to letters from incarcerated loved ones. In the words of contributor, Sophia Herman, “It’s so important for foster youth to have documentation of their experiences. Lost Childhoods validates our existence.”

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