The Metro Detroit Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women Took a Private Tour of the “Women of Vision” Exhibit at Cranbrook Institute of Science

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The Metro Detroit Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women joined together for a special guided tour of National Geographic Magazine “Women of Vision" exhibit. The exhibit tour was held at the Cranbrook Institute of Science on Friday, October 24th at 7:00 PM.

"Women of Vision" features the influential work of 11 award-winning female photojournalists in nearly 100 photographs. The images present views of far-flung cultures and social issues, such as child marriage and 21st century slavery. Over thirty members and supporters attended the special event.

This tour was conducted by Cranbrook staff member Janet Beylin who provided the group with insightful and expert commentary. In addition to viewing the photographs, the group learned how National Geographic Magazine picture editors work closely with the photographers to select images and tell a story.

“There is the story behind each of these images”, stated Beylin. “Each picture tells the human story in a profound and personal way. Through the photographer we are able to enter into worlds that would be otherwise inaccessible. The images have the power to stir deep emotions in the viewer.”

Chapter President Lori Blaker upon viewing a photo of two women in Afghanistan, shared some of her own personal experiences in that country. “It’s hard for us to imagine the conditions that many women must live under. I went to Afghanistan to help open an automotive service training center and we will be hiring men and women alike. These women have very little choice in their lives. They are very restricted and have little freedoms. Right now, the government is working on a program to teach women basic driving skills.”

Fellow chapter member and writer Maureen McDonald joined the tour and discussed authoring the book “ One World Portraits of Diversity” McDonald teamed up with accomplished watercolorist and traveler Faye Sepahban to write vignettes about food, culture and climate among traditional and indigenous people around the world. The book is on display at the Women of Vision exhibit.

Afterward the group was invited to the home of Lisa and Jim Stella for seasonal foods and fellowship. The event was being co-sponsored by TTi Global and Lisa Stella of Stella Wealth Management at Raymond James.

About the Metro Detroit Chapter of the US National Committee of UN Women
The Metro Detroit Chapter of the US National Committee of UN Women supports the efforts of The US National Committee through advocacy, education and fundraising. The US National Committee (USNC) for UN Women is an independent non-profit, 501c3 organization that supports the mission of UN Women and social, political, and economic equality for women and girls around the world.

The group hosts various events throughout the year and advocates for global women’s issues and UN Women in communities around the country. The group also works to support legislation on global women’s issues, especially on leadership, economic participation and ending violence against women.

Members and supporters are men, women, and children in cities around the country who give their time and resources to support a world where women of all ages have access to education and employment opportunities, and sustainable livelihoods that enable them to live free of gender-based violence.

About TTi Global

TTi Global provides staffing, learning, research and consulting solutions to industries across various sectors with automotive as a core focus. TTi Global oversees operations on five continents with offices spanning the globe, which include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Venezuela, UK and most recently Afghanistan.

With a staff of over 2000 employees in international operations, they offer a wide range of services, tailor made to drive business goals, including business consulting, research, staffing, workforce development and learning solutions. TTi Global world headquarters are located in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

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