What Do You See?

                                                                                                                        September 30th, 2022

                                                                                                     

Title: The Gathering

By Sarah Jamieson

The gathering of years

 

opens our eyes to a new way of seeing

 

and a new way of sharing our truths.

 

                      My history is unlike yours. And yours is unlike mine.

 

Yet, both our souls chose this time.

 

Right now.

 

To exist.

 

In these bodies, at this exact moment in history.

 

       A time when the world is caught.

 

       Between Black and White.

 

My history is unlike yours. And yours is unlike mine.

 

Yet, both our souls chose this time.

 

Right now.

 

To exist.

 

In these bodies, at this exact moment in history.

 

 

       A time when a country is mourning.

 

       Between truth and reconciliation.

 

My history is unlike yours. And yours is unlike mine.

 

Yet, both our souls chose this time.

 

Right now.

 

To exist.

 

In these bodies, at this exact moment in history.

 

       A time when a city is learning.

 

       Between past and present.

 

My history is unlike yours. And yours is unlike mine.

 

Yet, both our souls chose this time.

 

Right now.

 

To exist.

 

In these bodies, at this exact moment in history.

 

          A time when

 

                           the gathering of years

 

                                              opens our eyes to a new way of seeing.

 

                                                                             a new way of living our truths.

 

                   

                       WHAT DO YOU SEE?

 

 

 

 

We can never truly see through someone else’s eyes because those eyes – that window to a person’s soul – is there’s and there’s alone. The body that houses that soul, is there’s and there’s alone. And that soul, that body has a story.

 

Storytelling is a universal human experience through which we learn, maintain culture and community, and bridge collective realities with individual experiences. 

 

This is how Storytelling for Social Justice was created. It began by considering “the stories we tell ourselves and each other about race and racism, about inclusion and what it means to belong in our society." How and what we have learned? And what we may need to unlearn, to dismantle the very conditioning that has governed exclusion, segregation, and division.

 

StoryTelling For Social Justice 2-Hour Interactive Workshop presented by Aisha Kiani, founder of iDream Library.

 

Date: Monday October 3rd, 2022

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: 1945 Cornwall Street

Image used above is by artist Michelle Stoney. 

To see Michelle's work visit: 
https://michellestoney.com/

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