New exhibit at MSU celebrates survivors

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EAST LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – A new exhibit is opening today at the Michigan State University Union Art Gallery that celebrates “survivors” of sexual violence.

We are Worth Everything: Survivors as Themselves presents images of groups who are survivors of sexual violence. The exhibit hopes to expand the survivor community narrative by moving stories forward “to present a more nuanced view of these courageous people.”

On Saturday, a reception is scheduled from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the exhibit which features portraits made in collaboration with survivors of sexual violence as well as Judy Walgren, Eve Edelheit, and Maddie McGarvey. Additionally, Kimberly Ann Priest will present a poem titled “Celebrate.”

This is an ongoing body of work. If you identify as a Survivor and would like to participate in the project, please email Judy Walgren at

Judy Walgren is the Associate Director and Professor of Practice in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University.

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