Celebrating Places of Belonging in Staten Island is a photo-documentary project by visual artist and photographer, Arlette Cepeda, intended to be used as a tool for transformational social change. The Exhibit is set for Saturday, November 12 at 6:30 pm at the Pride Center of Staten Island.

Celebrating Places of Belonging in Staten Island is being brought to the public as part of the Staten Island Equity and Belonging Project at the College of Staten Island. The project aims to create awareness and recognition of places that promote belonging for historically marginalized people due to their race, gender, ability or identity. This project is the artist’s iteration of a beautiful solution, informed and inspired by her participation in the Public Conversations for Change Leadership Fellowship (PCCLF).

The exhibit is free and includes a Q&A with the photographer, taking pictures with equity and belonging picture walls, virtual feedback forms about your experience/feelings on belonging on Staten Island, and more! The exhibit is made possible by the DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Special thanks to the Pride Center of Staten Island for hosting the exhibit and to CSI Professor Mayra Lopez-Humphreys PhD. for her support.

To register for the event, visit the group’s Eventbrite Page.

For more information, contact Arlette Cepeda at 718-864-5143, or arlettecepeda@gmail.com.