January 29: Manhattan Story Circle—2015 People’s State of the Union

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What if the annual State of the Union was not a speech spoken by one, but a poem created by many?

The Five Boro Story Project and No Name, in partnership with the people-powered U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, invite you to take part in the creation of the 2015 People’s State of the Union. Join a story circle on January 29th from 7-9pm at Word Up Community Bookshop, and join neighbors in supplementing the President’s State of the Union with your own stories.

This story circle is a chance to reflect on our neighborhoods’ past and present, and plan for the future. Share your neighborhood memories, tell a story about a moment you felt true belonging — or the opposite — in your community, describe an experience that showed you something new or important about the state of our union, or share about a time you stood together with people in your neighborhood.

Stories will be shared online, and will provide inspiration for a collective “People’s State of the Union Address” delivered in the form of a poem on Feb 1st at the Bowery Poetry Club.

Visit www.fiveborostoryproject.org/psotu for additional details.

Manhattan Story Circle
Coordinated by Five Boro Story Project
Thursday, January 29, 2015
7–9pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165th Street)

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