Coming of Age in the Eye of Michael



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Twelve Rosenwald High School students produced 52-photograph exhibit that tells their stories of surviving and/or recovering from the catastrophic Cat 5 Hurricane Michael. The exhibit has been shown in its entirety at Rosenwald High School and the Center for the Arts in Downtown Panama City. Portions of the exhibit have been shown in Tallahassee at the Unitarian Universalist Church and at the State Capitol as part of the United Way of Florida’s Annual Children’s Week Festivities. The LEAD Coalition, with funding and programmatic support from the Unitarian Universalist Justice Florida and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and two student interns from Florida State University, facilitated the program from October to December 2019.


#LifeAfterMichael is the playlist for videos of students presenting their photographs, and a video compilation of students speaking about the challenges they have faced during and after Hurricane Michael in Bay County, Florida. This playlist supports the photography exhibit: Coming of Age in the Eye of Michael. QR codes next to the photographs in the exhibit access the videos on this playlist that correspond to the photograph hung in the gallery.