A little bit of "Love" goes a long way


I recently had the pleasure of taking a phone call from Kate McKenna, who is the program coordinator for a program called "Love". While discussing quotes on printing and mounting, I learned that the printing she was going to have done was for the program she is a part of. After learning all about it, and also dealing with such a nice customer, Atlantic Photo Supply made the decision to donate the prints to the exhibit that Love will be putting on. All of us at Atlantic photo think what they are doing is a wonderful cause.

GOING HOME: writing and photography by the youth of Leave Out Violence
LOVE Nova Scotia’s 10th Anniversary Exhibition
Opening Reception: October 6th, 5:30-7:00
October 6 to November 14, 2010
Pier 21 Canada’s Immigration Museum
Ralph and Rose Chiodo Harbourside Gallery

This exhibition, featuring young people’s photographic and written work, celebrates the 10th anniversary of LOVE Nova Scotia. Through group discussions the young photographers came up with the theme of “Going Home,” linking LOVE and Pier 21’s values. The exhibit explores the idea of what home is, what it should be, and some of the struggles and triumphs of finding a place to call home. Opening reception Wednesday, October 6, at 5:30 PM. This exhibition is presented through Pier 21’s Community Presents Program.

Leave Out ViolencE (LOVE) was created in Montreal in 1993 by Twinkle Rudberg after her husband was murdered by a 14-year-old boy. The inspiration for LOVE came with the powerful realization that the youth who killed her husband was himself a victim of the cycle of violence. LOVE Nova Scotia was started in 2000 and has been offering violence prevention and intervention programs since then. LOVE works together with youth who have lived with violence, in all its forms, to be leaders of violence prevention. Through youth-led programs, young people develop the skills and motivation to help break the cycle of violence.

Excerpt from "Going Home":

Home vs. Ideal Home

People in my house are only concerned about themselves. Everyone is surviving by making sure they have what they need, meanwhile people around them are completely struggling. People in my house pretend they care about each other. In my house, if you’re hungry you go to the fridge and eat, trying to steal what leftovers you can from the food they got last night at 3 am. If I had my way I’d like people in my house to actually help each other. I’d like to be organized enough to sit down and eat a meal with each other like normal families. I’d like to be able to go to sleep before the sun comes up. I’d like for my brother to be able to rely on someone to make sure he has a bite to eat and get in bed. I want people to have love for each other in my ideal home.

Liz, 18

For more information about Leave Out ViolencE (LOVE) visit http://lovens.ca/ or email love@eastlink.ca