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Big Idea Talks: Powerful Stories: The Search for Healing and Empathy in Our Community

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Join us for the event launch of The Listeners Project: Queremos Escucharte, a community collaboration begun by the Walla Walla Immigrant Rights Coalition’s Colectivo de Arte Social, the Whitman College and Northwest Archives, and Walla Walla Public Library.

Listener and Colectivo de Arte Social member Guillermo Corro will connect his experiences to the The Listeners Project: Queremos Escucharte theme of the power of stories as a way to heal and build a stronger community.

Registration for this free event is required for both in-person attendance or to participate live via Zoom. In-person spots are limited to 35 attendees.

This talk be presented in English, with Spanish interpretation available both in person and via Zoom.

Masks will be required for all in-person attendees. Up to 30 minutes of Q&A with Guillermo Corro will follow the main presentation.

The Listeners Project: Queremos Escucharte is a local project that promotes listening as a tool for building community, empowering one another, and celebrating our lives. The project objective is to promote the exchange of stories from the Walla Walla Valley, especially immigrant and first generation community members, by recording and sharing stories from communities who have been historically left out and whose stories are lost or misrepresented in narratives about Walla Walla. More information about The Listeners Project: Queremos Escucharte can be found at https://www.tlpww.org/

More information about this event can be found at https://www.wallawallapubliclibrary.org/services/big-idea-talks/big-idea-talks, or by calling Twila Johnson-Tate, Public Services Librarian, at 509-524-4443.

Organizer

Walla Walla Public Library
Phone:
509-527-4550
Email:
ttate@wallawallawa.gov
Website:
wallawallapubliclibrary.org

Venue

Walla Walla Public Library
238 E. Alder
Walla Walla, 99362 United States
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Phone:
509-526-6921
Website:
www.carnegiepicturelab.com