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6th Annual North Central Holiday Justice and Peace Celebration

December 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm 5:00 pm EST

Join us for the sixth annual year-end festivities, featuring free food from Unity House, Troy Bike Rescue bike give-away, tours of our new NATURE Lab gallery, on-demand typewriter poetry, music, arts activities, portraits by internationally recognized photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally, and tree lighting at Freedom Square (at the corner of 101st and 5th/6th Avenue), and more!

A holiday tree covered in string lights and colorful banners.

Co-sponsored by North Troy Community Network, Bella Napoli, Unity House, Troy Bike Rescue, North Central Little League, Troy Zero Waste, TEAM Hero and Foto Care.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Left: A group of kids at a Christmas-themed crafts activity table.

Right: Several people in line with hotdogs, waiting on condiments.

Brenda Ann Kenneally is a Guggenheim and Soros Criminal Justice Media Fellow. She attended the University of Miami, where she earned a B.S. in sociology and photojournalism, and New York University, where she received an M.A. in studio art. Kenneally has focused on how families get lost in a culture of drugs and prison. She searches for ways to motivate inner-city women to empower themselves, despite their limited social and economic opportunities. Kenneally’s work has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Ms. Magazine, among other publications. In 2000, she won the Community Awareness Award from the National Press Photographer’s Association, and in 2001 she was awarded the International Prize for Photojournalism in Gijon, Spain. Kenneally’s work in Brooklyn has received support from the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, the Mother Jones Documentary Fund, and the Nikon Sabbatical Grant, in addition to the Open Society Institute. Kenneally has worked with us exhibiting her photos, teaching photojournalism workshops, and curating several exhibitions.

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