When & Where

Sunday, January 21, 2018 1pm-4pm at 112 S 3rd St, Marquette, MI 49855, United States

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Brooke Tharp

Brooke Tharp

Brooke is a sophomore at NMU and is studying Social Work and Spanish. Along with being the co president for Women for Women, she works as a Resident Adviser, volunteers at Lake Superior Village, and is a member of Amnesty International and Men Outside the Box on campus.


Lali Khalid

Mehreen, or Lali, Khalid grew up in Pakistan. Her father introduced her to photography at a very young age. She has been taking pictures ever since. Lali’s work wanders between themes in landscape, abstraction and documentary photography, but has always centered itself on portraiture. She uses her work as a tool to explore themes of diaspora, identity, family and home in her own life and the lives of people she photographs. Her images depict and document cultural and private conflicts, as well as emotive effects of natural light, through quiet, narrative allusions. Lali earned her BFA from The National College of Arts in Lahore, and her MFA with distinction from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Her work has been shown in many galleries throughout Pakistan, Europe and the US. She currently lives and works in the United States where she also maintains an active teaching practice.

pj stephens

Pj Stephens

Passionate about writing and the arts, PJ has found an avenue of using these tools of creativity in coping and managing with their experiences battling mental health, substance abuse and being a suicide survivor. As an LGBTQIA individual and member of local FAM (Forward Action Michigan) and MCSPA (Marquette County Suicide Prevention Alliance) PJ speaks publicly about suicide prevention and the unique struggles of growing up LGBTQIA

Bryan Newland

Bryan Newland

Bryan Newland is the President of the Bay Mills Indian Community, which is a federally recognized Ojibwe tribe in Michigan’s eastern Upper Peninsula. From 2009 to 2012, Bryan served as a Presidential Appointee at the U.S. Department of the Interior, where he advised the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs on a wide range of policy matters. Bryan is a proud alumnus of Michigan State University and the Michigan State University College of Law. He presently resides on the Bay Mills Indian Reservation with his wife Erica and their two children.

Katie Fink

Katie Fink

Katie is a professional photographer and mother to 5 children, both biological and adopted. She is passionate about women’s and children’s issues, and is a breast cancer survivor and advocate.