15 April 2015

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Keynote Speaker at the Peter C. Alderman Foundation Gala in New York City

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Liz and Steve Alderman founded the Peter C. Alderman Foundation in memory of their son who was killed on 9/11. The mission statement of the Peter C. Alderman Foundation is to heal the emotional wounds of survivors of torture, terrorism, and mass violence by training indigenous healthcare workers and establishing trauma treatment systems in post-conflict countries around the globe. With treatment survivors can be restored to productive lives.

When I was first approached by PCAF to photograph their projects in Uganda I have to admit I felt I faced a challenge—how would I possibly capture the emotion of mental human suffering in an image?

With Liz and Steve Alderman who founded the Peter C. Alderman Foundation in memory of their son who was killed on 9/11.
With Liz and Steve Alderman who founded the Peter C. Alderman Foundation in memory of their son who was killed on 9/11.
I really value opportunities to work with nonprofit organizations like the Peter C. Alderman Foundation. It was an emotional evening to be a keynote speaker at their fundraising gala in New York City where I presented my photos of child soldiers and displaced people who are suffering mental health issues due to the traumatic effects of war in Uganda. Please visit their website to see more of their incredible work. http://www.petercaldermanfoundation.org

Eric Hill, anchor from the Today show, introduced me as the keynote speaker.
Erica Hill, anchor from the Today show, introduced me as the keynote speaker.
With Julie Shafer
Alison with Julie Shafer

With Alex, a doctor from one of the Uganda clinics
With Alex, a doctor from one of the Uganda clinics

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2 comments

  1. Betty-Lou Harmon

    Hope you are doing well, Alison. So many memories of our trip together. Concerned that you might have been in Nepal at the time of the quake.

    • Alison Wright

      Thank you for your concern! I’m on my way there.. !

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