Thursday, January 31, 5:30-7:30 pm, "Remembering Resistance, Collecting Community: An Evening of Story Circles," Girard College, Founders Hall.
In continued celebration of the 50th anniversary of the integration of Girard College and the acts of resistance that made it possible, Girard College is excited to host the Chronicling Resistance project for an evening of story circles. The staff of Chronicling Resistance invites you to bring a document or object you own that's part of your individual, family, or community resistance narrative. Your story can relate to education, race, gender, class, work, the environment, your neighborhood, or any other subject that's important to you. All persons in attendance will have an opportunity to share their story with 6-12 other people in a small group story circle. Doors will open at 5 PM for participants to explore the exhibit of oral histories “Opening the Gates: The Desegregation of Girard College.” The evening will also include a tour of the Founder’s Hall Museum. All ages welcome! Childcare and parking provided onsite. Reception to follow. Registration at (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/remembering-resistance-collecting-community-an-evening-of-story-circles-tickets-54599058253).
This program is a listening session for Chronicling Resistance, an initiative linking 300-plus years of Philadelphia resistance history to current resistance narratives. Support for the Research and Development of Chronicling Resistance has been provided by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Please see http://resistance.pacscl.org for more information.