Imaging Our Roots Through Antique Family Photos

Participant: Angie Grace

Mission: Using unidentified antique family photos of my ancestors to imagine my families’ roots through fictional historical writing.

Hi Family and Friends,

Once again I am looking for your involvement. I am participating in a creative project that I hope you would like to support. It is the March Arts Marathon explained below. When Steve Salveter, my brother died and I was staying in his home, I discovered some very old unidentified family photos’. What to do with them? Well, for this project I plan to include one photo for a few days and write about what I think might be going on in their lives, imagined of course. Each photo is very different and leads to some posed and revealing under currents. Since our beginnings are as refugees, not so far from when these photos’ were taken, we could find out about ourselves. Join me on the journey.

March Arts Marathon is a fundraiser for Asylum Seekers Assistance Network (ASAN), a project of CVRAN. The work of ASAN is to get asylum seekers out of detention and resettled in Central Vermont. We are already supporting a family of four and plan to take in other asylum seekers this year. Our goal is to raise $15,000 for legal bonds, living expenses, and lawyers’ fees. March Arts Marathon is a community effort: Every day in March, poets and writers and artists and photographers will each send a piece of work to friends and family. And friends and family will donate to support this work. Together we will be helping to welcome new Americans who in turn will add immeasurably to our own communities.

If you do not want to donate, come along for the fun anyway. Thank you all.

Love, Angie

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