Dignity Museum Exterior Design!

This past week, we completed the outside design of our shipping container! This was a huge step in creating a space where the voices of those who are unheard will be heard.

The decals tell a story! The phrase “Experience The Forgotten” makes a bold statement that invites people to hear the struggles, hopes, and fears of those who are experiencing homelessness.

We are literally less than two months away from launching Atlanta’s first traveling museum that represents homelessness and poverty.

Are you excited with us? Check out some of the update pictures below.

We are still in need of an additional $2500 to finish the technology inside, but are confident some generous person(s) will step up before our launch date. Click [HERE] to donate.

Check out the progress below!

LBW Team

Dignity Museum Launches March 23rd!

The time has finally come! We’re getting closer and closer to the launch of Dignity Museum! We can’t wait for a select number of people to be the first individuals to experience this museum.

Our launch date is March 23rd!

We’re hoping to make a big splash by educating and mobilizing people to step up and love their neighbors. We will launch with interactive technology and iPads, plus a special exhibit.

Sign up here to reserve one individual ticket for each person attending the launch. Spots are limited and are going fast!

LBW Team

Drumroll please….

Over the last month, many people have wondered what we are doing with the shipping container we purchased as an organization.

We’ll after years of advocating for those experiencing homelessness, we have decided to do something disruptive to ensure people that are being displaced all over the country are never forgotten.

Therefore, we are launching the first museum for homelessness and poverty by converting a shipping container into a immersirve space that will travel and educate people about a issue that should be addressed in our country.

We are calling it, “Dignity Museum.”

Mission:

The Dignity Museum will create an interactive experience for visitors to immerse themselves in the stories of those experiencing poverty and homelessness.

More than 1 million people are homeless in the United States, a quarter of those being children. Historically, homelessness has been viewed as a character flaw, a personality defect to be looked down on. Many of those experiencing homelessness have not been given an opportunity for another option.

Homelessness is systemic, generational, and often times as a result of long-held misconceptions about those experiencing the plight. Their lives are overlooked on street corners, under bridges, and on metal bunk beds in shelters across the country.

The Dignity Museum shares the stories of the forgotten, while presenting the unjust causes for the disparity in resource allocation. The stories of those who were born into poverty, those who became homeless as adults, the kids holding cardboard signs at the stoplight, and their collective fight to beat their circumstances.

Through interactive technology, research, storytelling, exhibits, and thought-provoking questions, visitors will confront their ideas of homelessness and what it takes to escape it.

The museum is designed to take the guest through a journey to promote a hopeful future of equality, opportunity, and justice.

Going Deeper:

Dignity Museum is the first of its kind in Atlanta. This innovative, living museum aims to help Atlantans and national tourists understand the suffering and struggle that many people face that are experiencing homelessness and those who face extreme poverty.

More importantly, Dignity Museum seeks to offer an up close and real view of the conditions in which people live in a way to create empathy and action among those who do not understand the reality of poverty.

Incorporating videography, Dignity Museum’s curated content will capture people caught in the rawness of their struggle in a way that gives them a voice and honors their journey as humans.

Follow our pages on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and watch our video below:

Dignity Museum – Love Beyond Walls from Love Beyond Walls on Vimeo.

To contribute to this project and help us raise the last $6,000 we need to finish our project click [HERE]

Terence