2022 Annual Report

February 1, 2023
2022 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

Dear Friends,

In 2022, we saw our mission flourish through the continuation and deepening of our community-based oral history and storytelling work. We welcomed over 650 participants into our programs or services, across 35 events, in collaboration with 22 organizational partners. Our collaborators include multimedia storytellers, artists, academics, community organizers, and other organizational partners across Thurston County. We sustained a number of projects, including Community Roots oral history events, Brave Practice Playback Theatre Collective, Community Storytelling Circles, storytelling and oral history workshops, and more.

We are grateful to be a part of an intergenerational and multicultural community of adults, youth, families, and seniors within and connected to Olympia, Washington, Native Land of the Squaxin Island, Coast Salish, Nisqually, Chehalis, and Puyallup People. The stories of the people within this region are as beautiful and diverse as the people themselves. We continue to work alongside service providers, activists, and other problem-solvers to tell nuanced and inclusive stories—people’s histories—of who we are in our homeplace.

We look forward to learning and growing alongside you into 2023! We're always happy to hear from you can't wait to share updates. Thank you for your shared love of this community and for helping make a difference with us!

With gratitude,

Elaine Vradenburgh,
Memory Activist

Meg Rosenberg,
Community Weaver