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D’Arcy Sardone 1, Jul 8 mins
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By supporting the museum's foundational exhibit on the importance of everyday objects to public housing residents of all races and ethnicities, the donation proves the need for a more inclusive foundation

Amplifying the voices and stories of current and former public housing residents—a central focus of the Chicago-based National Public Housing Museum—will be made possible by a $1 million donation from the Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation. The funds will support a permanent exhibition showcasing diverse public housing residents’ everyday objects. Paired with captions in their owners’ own words the show will illuminate how seemingly ordinary items can and have had a significant and often transformative impact on their lives.

This groundbreaking exhibition has been conceived to expand viewers’ understanding of public housing, the depth of diversity of its residents and the importance of home to all human beings, concepts that resonated with Feinberg Foundation President Janice Feinberg. “I’m drawn to the NPHM’s fundamental objectives: Dispelling racialized stereotypes surrounding public housing, which has sustained residents of all races, creeds and ethnic groups, and promoting the right of all people to have a place to call home,” Feinberg, a longtime social justice advocate and social impact investor, said.

“Widespread thinking about public housing is often flawed, marred by stereotypes and full of misconceptions and factual inaccuracies. The daily lives of people living in public housing are often overlooked in our society, which tends to either sensationalize misfortune or celebrate exceptional and extraordinary achievement. This exhibit celebrates everyday people and everyday experiences, helping to ensure that never again will a single story be told as if it is the only one,” NPHM Executive Director Lisa Yun Lee, Ph.D., explained.

“NPHM is committed to changing the narrative by foregrounding the stories of public housing residents in their own words through exhibits, oral histories and other modes of storytelling. At NPHM, we…

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