"Journey with us at Chicago State University Library"
Chicago-land Photographer Jim Morris and Sisters Network Vice President Annie Jones had an idea. The idea sprung from the 10th anniversary of the Sisters Network Chicago Chapter Fashion Show Luncheon and Fund raiser. What if we chronicled the history of the Sisters Network in Chicago, tracing its roots back to the beginning in 2001. In its 12 year history, the Sisters Network, Chicago Chapter has made great strides over the years including: 1) a growing membership base year after year, 2) completion of one of the largest and most popular national conferences, 3) producing and participating in dozens of health fairs, walks and health seminars and 4) and attracting the support, sponsorship and commitment from a number of national corporations and organizations. It is these successes over the years that Annie and Jim felt needed to be documented and remembered.
"Having worked with the Sisters since 2001, I thought it was important that this special story of triumph and survival be shown through the power of photography," Jim Morris (pictured above far right) at the opening reception of the exhibit"
THAT PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY CONTINUES to this day. After a successful 7 month run last year at the Carter G. Woodson Library, the "Our Journey" exhibit will start a 3 month run starting today at the Chicago State University Library on 9501 South King Drive in Chicago. You can view the exhibit Monday thru Thursday 8am to 8pm, Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 4pm. The exhibit is free to the public but there is a $5 charge for parking on the university grounds.
The exhibit contains more than 50 photos culled together by the late President Beverly Gavin, VP Annie Jones and the members of the Homewood and Chicago-land chapter. It shows the journey of the more than 50 members who have participated, assisted and given their time & effort to help grow the Sisters Network Chicago Chapter.
SOURCE: Sisters Network Chicago Chapter.