All-new exhibit Women on the Brink scheduled to open on Jan. 31st at The California Museum
Women across America chronicled for The Shriver Report’s “A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink” by team of award-winning photographers
An all-new photography exhibit documenting a day in the lives of women across America, “Women on the Brink” opens on Fri., Jan. 31 at 10:00 a.m. at The California Museum. Featuring work commissioned for The Shriver Report’s latest project, “A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink,” the lives of women living a paycheck away from poverty are chronicled through the lenses of award-winning photographers including former White House photographer Barbara Kinney, Melissa Lyttle, Barbara Ries, Jan Sonnenmair, Callie Shell, Melissa Farlow and Ami Vitale. The exhibit, which will be displayed exclusively on the West Coast at the Museum, will continue through Sun., April 27, 2014.
The exhibit follows Maria Shriver’s first trip back to the Museum and Sacramento since serving as First Lady of California. The featured guest of Dewey Square Group’s “She Shares” event on Thurs., Jan. 30 at the Museum, Shriver will return to discuss “A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink,” the third in a series of groundbreaking examinations of cultural transformations impacting American women and families from The Shriver Report.
Friday, January 31 through Sunday, April 27, 2014
The California Museum, 1020 O Street (corner of 10th and O Streets), Sacramento, CA 95814
Brenna Hamilton, (916) 651-0934 or firstname.lastname@example.org
She Shares event:
Julia Wright, (916) 447-4099 or email@example.com
ABOUT THE SHRIVER REPORT:
The first Shriver Report, published in2009, examined a huge transformation in U.S. history: For the first time, women had become fully half the workforce, and even more momentously, were about two-thirds of the primary and co-breadwinners in American families—truly the engine driving the economy. We called this new state of American affairs A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything, as the explosion of women becoming breadwinners changed not just the economy, but marriage, families, schools, the workplace, government, health care everything, including men. The following year, A Woman’s Nation Takes on Alzheimer’s was the largest study ever to examine the cultural, social, and economic impact of the Alzheimer’s epidemic, just as the nation’s 78 million Baby Boomers were aging into their mid-60s Alzheimer’s territory. We reported that women were not only half the people living with the disease but also more than half of the country’s unpaid caregivers. A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink is the third in the series. For more information, visit ShriverReport.org
ABOUT DEWEY SQUARE:
Founded in 1993 by three of the nation’s leading political strategists, Dewey Square Group is a full service public affairs firm blending expertise in the corporate and political sectors to craft creative strategies and to achieve effective results. With seven fully operational offices and affiliated firms in all 50 states, Dewey Square can develop and execute a plan to reach target audiences nationally, regionally, within select states or locally. Our California practice provides communications, campaign management, grassroots organization and strategic services to a wide range of corporate, non-profit and political clients, and is home to our nationwide Social Innovation and Philanthropy Practice. With deep ties to California’s most influential leaders and institutions DSG is applying private sector strategies to public sector problems by helping bring a national spotlight to important social and policy issues. For more information, visit DeweySquare.com.
ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA MUSEUM:
A self-supporting 501(c)3 non-profit, The California Museum — home of the California Hall of Fame — engages, educates and enlightens people about California’s rich history and unique contributions to the world through ideas, innovation, the arts and culture. Through interactive and innovative experiences, the Museum inspires visitors to dream the California dream and to make their own mark on history. Open Tues.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sun.: 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Admission: adults $9.00; college students & seniors $7.50 with valid ID; youth 6-17: $6.50; children 5 & under free. For more information, please visit CaliforniaMuseum.org.