Upcoming Events

Teller's Workshop + Meeting City SPIRIT and The Corner

January 21, 2021
7:00-8:30 PM
Zoom registration here

Interested in telling a story during this season of The Corner? Interested in being part of the planning process? Just curious about what’s going on? Our collaborative planning team is gathering to share the plan for this season and get the conversation started.
This online event will include an introduction to City Spirit L/A, an introduction to The Corner, and the chance to practice some low-pressure storytelling.

Getting to Know the City SPIRIT Council

FB Live

January 21, 2021
2:00-3:15 PM
City SPIRIT Facebook Page

Join three members of the City SPIRIT Council as they highlight the work of Council to date. Listen as they recount the history of the project, share their visions for their cities and in-progress equity statement, and answer your questions in real time. 

Public Comment Forum #1

January 29, 2021
11 AM-12 PM
Zoom registration here

Offer feedback to the first draft of the Lewiston-Auburn equity statement. 

Community Conversations with The Corner

Episode 1: Community 

February 11, 2021
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Zoom registration here

We will begin our collaborative Corner - City SPIRIT L/A series with stories that explore the concept of COMMUNITY. This event will feature 5 minute recorded stories, break out session dialogue, and opportunities for Q & A.

In exploring stories connected to COMMUNITY, we invite a wide range of connections to this broad concept. What does community mean to you, and what’s an instance in your life that demonstrates that meaning? How has community influenced your identities and/or behaviors--for better or worse? How have you experienced the malleability of community? How have your communities changed? How have you witnessed communities changing around you? How have those changes been received?


Can you remember a time in your life when a community made you feel like you belonged, and if so, how? How has community led to feelings of alienation or disconnect?  Have you ever left a community, or considered leaving a community that has mattered to you? What made you decide one way or the other, and what have been the consequences of your decision?

Come listen. Come tell.

If you would like to share a story on this theme, please submit your 5-minute video to www.cometothecorner.com/events

Public Comment Forum #2

February 19, 2021
11 AM-12PM
Zoom registration here

Offer feedback to the second draft of the Lewiston-Auburn equity statement. 

Community Conversations with The Corner

Episode 2: You Can't Get There From Here (Access)

March 11, 2021
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Zoom registration here

Access is about many things, including how we navigate and take advantage of social systems and structures to help us meet the physical, social, economic, spiritual, and psychological needs we all have as humans. Because our needs are varied, the level of access we each have in meeting our needs is also varied. Access possibilities and barriers look different across communities, regions, and national contexts. Barriers to access are often intertwined with the realities of systemic oppression. Addressing accessibility is often closely aligned with movements for equity and social justice. We are excited to explore the range of access points to this theme and look forward to sharing, listening, and learning from stories that reflect that range.

Here are some questions to jog your thoughts:

 

When have you been able to make it to the places you need or want to get to? What got in your way? When you think of the phrase, "you can't get there from here," what does "here" mean to you?  What does "there" look like? What’s the distance between them? Have you ever found that indeed you can't get there, and what was it like to find that out?

Where has access shown up in your identities and life experiences? Can you recount a time when you first became aware of issues of access? What barriers have you had to navigate or work around to gain access? How have you overcome a situation in which you experienced limited access, and what did that feel like? In what ways have systems lifted you up and/or held you back? Have you lived in different contexts in which access looked different? Are there forms of access you have had to fight for? Have you had an experience that highlighted your degree of access? 

If you would like to share a story on this theme, please submit your 5-minute video to www.cometothecorner.com/events.

Community Conversations with The Corner

Episode 3: Power +

April 8, 2021
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Zoom registration here

Theme description coming soon!

If you would like to share a story on this theme, please submit your 5-minute video to www.cometothecorner.com/events.

Community Conversations with The Corner

Episode 4: Belonging

May 13, 2021
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Zoom registration here

Theme description coming soon!

If you would like to share a story on this theme, please submit your 5-minute video to www.cometothecorner.com/events.

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