Home is not a House: A History of Housing Security and Homelessness in Louisville

Main Library | Bernheim Gallery | October 14 - December 1, 2019

Gallery Reception: Saturday, October 26, 3-4:30pm • Free and open to the public

Home is not a House

Home is much more than mere shelter; it provides a sense of self and establishes community while also informing access and opportunity. From a history of poverty and assistance to shanty boats and alternative housing to public housing and segregation, this exhibit serves as a starting point to understanding the complex relationships and processes that have shaped how Louisvillians struggle to create home.

Presented by the University of Louisville Department of History, The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, and the Louisville Free Public Library, with contributions from the Ball and Drag Scene Strength and Needs Assessment Project, University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work

Lines of Refuge - Drawings by Luis de León

Iroquois Library | October 2019

Lines of Refuge poster

Luis de León worked as a journalist for more than 15 years in Guatemala, often investigating the seedy underworld of drug trafficking, government corruption and contraband. After receiving numerous death threats, he and his family were forced to flee Guatemala and moved to Louisville (his wife’s hometown) in 2009. During their arduous journey to the U.S., de León found refuge in filling his sketchbooks with art—both serious and silly-- that reflected his emotions. Those drawings comprise Lines of Refuge.

Artwork of Luis de León

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Last Updated: 10/15/19