Dear Coalition4Justice Family:
The 2022-2023 Souls Shot Portrait Project is now on view at Beth Am Israel Synagogue in Penn Valley, PA. through January 31, 2023. This project links fine artists with families or friends of victims of gun violence. The artists meet with the victims' loved ones to learn about the lives they lived. The goal is to present diverse works that in some way relay graphically, or through narrative, the essence of the person being portrayed.
Beth Am Israel is located at 1301 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley, PA 19072
The gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 9-5 and Friday 9-3 or by appointment. (call 610-667-1651 or email email@example.com)
Reception and Program
On January 12, 2023, Beth Am willhold a reception featuring artists and participating family members from this year’s exhibition, and a preview of “Lasting Impact”, a film by participating mother Maxayn Gooden.
Reception with refreshments begins at 7:00 pm. The program begins promptly at 7:30 pm.
( Zoom link available if you are unable to attend in person.
If you are unable to attend the program to meet the participants and share refreshments the program will also be on Zoom starting at 7:30 pm, on January 12th.
The portraits can be found on the Souls Shot Portrait Project website.
Coalition4Justice & The Community
Dr. Bernadine had the opportunity to attend a 2-day education, equity and justice summit, "The Big Thing Summit" in Philadelphia hosted by Children's First, formerly PCCY. I had an amazing time with education professionals, clinicians and advocates. Children are the future of any nation. In the United States, where equitable education funding and school to prison pipeline are nagging issues among other disparities, we must ensure that no child, despite their background and zip code.
Dr. Ahonkhai with Colleen McCauley at the Big Thing Summit.
Dr. Ahonkhai With Ohio School District Superintendent and her sister at the Big Thing Education Equity summit in Philadelphia.
Dr. Bernadine Ahonkhai with Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO, Marcus Allen.
Dr Ahonkhai with Children's First CEO, Donna Cooper.
Dr Ahonkhai with a former colleague and friend at the Big Thing Summit.
Coalition4Justice Members Ellen Price-Malloy and Founder, Dr. Bernadine Ahonkhai at the Dr. Frank E. Boston street renaming in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, 2022.
Dr. Bernadine Ahonkhai in Nigeria, Africa, 2022.
L-R (Back) Dr. Fraces Jeyaraj, Corinne Landauer, George Whitehair, State Representative Steve Malagari, Khoi Pham, Heather Pham. L-R (Front) Ellen Price-Malloy & Dr. Bernadine Ahonkhai at the street renaming for Dr. Frank E. Boston, 2022.