I Am Not Invisible
20 Portraits of Oregon Women Military Veterans
Women Veteran's Week, May 8-12, 2017 - Knight Library
I Am Not Invisible, an exhibition featuring 20 portraits of Oregon women military veterans, debuted at the Portland Art Museum on February 24. Now touring the state, these remarkable photographs will be hosted by UO Libraries for Women Veteran’s Week, 2017.
On view May 8-12, the exhibition begins in the lobby of Knight Library, continues down the west corridor and around the entrance to the south reading room on the second floor.
The I Am Not Invisible project, which is a joint effort of Portland State University's Veterans Resource Center and the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs, is intended to shine a spotlight on women veterans, a population that is too often overlooked socially, politically, and legally.
There are more than 28,000 women veterans in Oregon — a number that has risen steadily over the past three decades — representing almost one-tenth of Oregon’s veteran population. By spotlighting the many faces of this diverse and important segment of the Oregon veteran community, this exhibition aims to increase awareness and dialogue about women veterans, as well as open viewers’ eyes to the myriad contributions, needs, and experiences of women who have served in the military.
Exhibit Curated by PSU Veterans Resource Center Director Felita Singleton and ODVA Women Veterans Coordinator Elizabeth Estabrooks