This project is inspired by the dedicated work of Local Solutions to End Poverty, a grassroots coalition of Duluthians concerned about effects of systemic poverty in our community. In 2018, Local Solutions to End Poverty began an effort to collect personal testimonies from fellow Duluthians who have or are currently experiencing barriers to basic needs in the northland. This effort was entitled So Much More, based interviews a fellow LSEP organizer, Tone, conducted last year. The resounding sentiment from those interviews was that there is so much more to us than appearances.

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from The McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Legislature’s general and arts and cultural heritage funds.

The video projection ambitions of this project are large and only possible due to the generosity and support of Duluth AV Logistics a local audio visual consultant and installer operated by Martin Dean. Duluth AV Logistics projection equipment makes the projected content possible.

Video production for each storyteller's projection will be conducted at Public Access Community Television, located in Duluth City Hall. PACT offers affordable access to professional-grade audio/visual technology. Operated by kind and knowledgeable staff, Duluth is lucky to have this resource.

Zeitgeist is a nonprofit arts and community development organization committed to growing and sustaining a community that is inclusive, diverse, and equitable; artistic and vibrant; environmentally conscious; and a place where every individual can thrive. They have generously provided heating equipment for this event, making projection art on a cold winter's night more tolerable. Zeitgeist also assisted with promotion.

Corey Lehman Enterprises created the video documentation of So Much More: from me to you. A special thanks is owed to Corey and Sean.

Thank you!

Forever grateful to the many friends who labored to make this event possible. Thank you Adrian, Amy, Bryan, Charisse, Chase, Chelsea, Chris, Christian, Connor, Corey, Delaney, Enrique, Günes, James, Jason, Jim, Joel, John, Josh, Kate, Liz, Luke, Martin, Michael, Mo, Noble, Peter, Shaun, Shawna, Shelly, Tammy, Tone, Valerie, Vaughn, and Vicky!