Acknowledgments and Sponsors

The images and much of the text in this exhibit were originally on display in Lane Hall, on the University of Michigan campus, January 2016 through June 2016. The University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Department of Women’s Studies host two exhibits per year in the main lobby of Lane Hall. The exhibits, broadly related to issues of women and gender, are available for public viewing Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.

“Above Ground: 40 Moments of Transformation” was co-sponsored by the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, the Department of Women’s Studies, and the Stamps School of Art & Design.  The exhibit was curated by Lü Pin, a Chinese feminist organizer and visiting scholar at Columbia University, who first organized the photographs for an exhibit in New York City in fall 2015.

Special thanks to Joshua Hubbard, PhD Candidate, History and Women’s Studies.

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