REGISTER NOW - Community Roots Event Series, September 2022

July 23, 2022
REGISTER NOW - Community Roots Event Series, September 2022

Register! Come to one event, or all! 

Artists, activists, and organizers share the gift of creating beauty and belonging during times of turmoil and struggle, and they help us imagine what is possible in bold and urgent ways. What can we learn from our elders who have stewarded these traditions in our community? What threads from the past are woven into how we organize and create, here in the South Sound today?

Join us for a series of artist talks, workshops, and performances! Celebrate our community’s rich traditions, share powerful stories and ideas, and ask what is possible.

Our Bodies, Our Choices: An Intergenerational Conversation and Interactive Theater Experience

Friday, September 11, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Olympia Family Theater
612 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501

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Join us for this community conversation about reproductive healthcare in partnership with Olympia Planned Parenthood. Listen to an intergenerational panel discussion, and then participate in an interactive community storytelling circle and image theatre experience. We’ll reflect on themes of access, sexual health, bodily self-determination, and how systems of power and oppression have impacted individuals and the larger community over time.

This event grew from the stories Pat Holm shared with us through The Third Thirty project and was produced in collaboration with Planned Parenthood.

The Third Thirty: A Reunion, Creative Visioning, and Skill-Share

Saturday, September 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Olympia Senior Center
222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia, WA 98501

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The 1st Third Thirty cohort of narrators & oral historians. November 2017.

Community Roots programming grows from the stories shared by elders who participated in Window Seat Media’s Third Thirty community oral history project.

Join us for a panel discussion, reunion, and community visioning. The event will begin with a panel of historians and organizers who have facilitated oral history projects in their communities. We'll hear from past Third Thirty project participants about what they have learned as a through the process (and you'll be invited to share too!) and we'll brainstorm together how the The Third Thirty can grow in the community.

All are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

Produced in partnership with Senior Services for South Sound.

Playback Theatre! Stories of Weaving the Wisdom of Art & Activism

Featuring members of The Heartsparkle Players, The Thunders, and Brave Practice Theatre Collective

Saturday, September 10
2:00pm - 3:30pm performance | 3:30pm - 4:30pm panel discussion
Olympia Senior Center
222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia, WA 98501

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Join us for an afternoon of Playback Theatre, a spontaneous collaboration between performers and audience. People tell real moments from their lives, then watch them re-created on stage. This is an Audience Up! performance. In this performance audience members are invited to join and perform alongside us. Come for the performance, and stay for a discussion with performers about how playback has grown in the community over the past 31 years!

This event grew from the stories Debe Edden shared with us through The Third Thirty project and was produced in collaboration with Senior Services for South Sound.

Sharing Stories Through Handicraft:
An Artist Talk with Dan McKinstry & Harvest Moon

Dan McKinstry (above) & Harvest Moon (below). Photo by Molly Gillispie.

Sunday, September 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Arbutus Folk School
610 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501

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Join us for an artist talk with Master Storyteller and Basketweaver, Harvest Moon, and Master Luthier, Daniel McKinstry. Both have deep ties to the region and a shared love for western red cedar as a medium for their craft. We’ll explore how handicraft is a form of storytelling and how it connects us to our homeplace and to each other.

This event is part of our Community Roots series and grew from the stories Harvest and Dan shared with us through The Third Thirty project. Produced in collaboration with Arbutus Folk School.