Community Storytelling Circles

For this monthly event series, we partner with local artists, activists, and groups in the community to highlight their work and engage in community dialogue inspired by their stories. Featured stories come in many mediums including live performances, short audio stories, poems, podcasts, or other media pieces. Each storytelling circle explores a central question or theme that connects to the featured story. After listening to the storyteller, participants have the opportunity to reflect and share their own stories in facilitated large and small group conversations.

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April 12, 2022

Join us for a storytelling event in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Poetry Month with Olympia Poet Laureate Ashly McBunch (they/them). Ashly will read their poem Atomic 22 and guide a community conversation on consent and writing to heal. We will gather in a safe community space to listen and share stories on the topic of CONSENT and Writing to Heal. The purpose of community storytelling circles is to create opportunities for community dialogue and civic engagement where folks can feel a sense of belonging and connection.