Join Tulsa Community College and Tulsa CARES for a multidisciplinary look at HIV that allows those living with the disease to tell their stories. Reframing Positive, a PhotoVoice exhibition, features photography created by Tulsa CARES clients living with HIV and AIDS. All events are free and open to the public. The Center for Creativity (C4C) is located in downtown Tulsa at 11th and Boston, across the street from TCC’s Metro Campus, with free parking available behind the building.
September 15 – October 3, 2014
Reframing Positive: Tulsa CARES PhotoVoice Exhibition
Reframing Positive features photography created by Tulsa CARES clients living with HIV and AIDS. This powerful exhibition highlights the struggles, triumphs, and daily lives of this often-marginalized community. For exhibition viewing hours, call (918) 595-7143.
Thursday, September 18
Free, confidential 15-minute HIV testing, administered by H.O.P.E.
10 am – 2 pm, meet in C4C Event Hall (testing administered in private rooms)
Thursday, September 18
Lunch and Learn — “HIV in the 21st Century,” Noon, C4C Event Hall
With advances in HIV prevention and treatment, what does “safe sex” mean today? Learn about HIV prevention and H.O.P.E.’s free HIV testing and counseling services over a free brown bag lunch provided by TCC’s Student Activities Office.
Tuesday, September 23
Tulsa CARES Session #1 – 6 – 7:30 pm, C4C Event Hall
This session focuses on the impact of HIV on individuals. View the PhotoVoice exhibition and watch a short documentary about how HIV has affected the life of a Tulsa CARES client produced by the C4C. Participate in a discussion and Q&A with a Tulsa CARES client, a social worker who is also living with HIV, and a Tulsa CARES care coordinator.
Thursday, September 25
“Art as Community Service” with Samantha Franklin – 4 pm, C4C Photography Classroom (3072)
Learn about the PhotoVoice method of participatory photography that can be used by community organizers to empower marginalized or disadvantaged groups. Samantha Franklin, the artist and Tulsa CARES staff member who organized the exhibit on display in the C4C, discusses the PhotoVoice concept and how it can be applied to a variety of projects.
Wednesday, October 1
Tulsa CARES Session #2 – 1:30 – 3:00 pm, C4C Event Hall
This session focuses on the PhotoVoice project and how it impacted and empowered Tulsa CARES clients. View the PhotoVoice exhibition and participate in a discussion and Q&A session with a Tulsa CARES client and care coordinator.