For more than 100 years, the YWCA South Hampton Roads has strengthened social movements that eliminate racism; empower women; and promote peace, justice, and dignity for all through advocacy, local programming, and services. Laura E. Titus sought a charter in 1906 to begin what is now YWCA South Hampton Roads. The charter was approved in 1908; however, Titus, a Black female philanthropist, is not given credit in the historic record. This exhibition seeks to reckon that story with original works by artists from Teens with a Purpose. With support from local artist Chris Green, the young artists convey their perspectives on this previously untold history, depict the impact that YWCA South Hampton Roads and Teens with a Purpose are making in our community, and present their vision for the future beginning at 11 am with gallery tours and performances in Hubert Court and culminating at 1 pm on stage in Kaufman Theatre for the interactive performance.
(*Hybrid – live & virtual engagements)