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Foster child exhibit at St. Paul's, Fayetteville


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St. Paul's Episcopal Church
in Fayetteville has turned over its Parish Hall to host Foster Youth Museum's "Lost Childhood" exhibit from Oakland, Calif. The show will be up today, April 1, through Sunday. There will a reception tonight at 6 p.m. with a curator and adults who grew up in the foster system. The exhibit will be open until 8 p.m. tonight, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday night, and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

From the Foster Youth Museum blog:

As Ricardo, Miguel, Bethanea, Kevin, Jeanie, Ray and I begin our journey to Arkansas to set up and show Foster Youth Museum’s Lost Childhoods exhibition, I am mindful of how foster youth leaders make community, create a sense of family and gather allies. We are a multi-cultural and diverse crew, ages 20 to 51, queer, straight, foster, adopted, non-foster, urban, rural. And we belong together. Our youth team has made sacrifices to spend eight days on this journey. They have done homework in advance, given up shifts in their regular jobs and solicited support from their supporters and friends to get them to airports, pack and otherwise prepare for this trip. We are each committed to telling the stories of foster youth, and portraying those stories with dignity, respect and honor.

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