Join the national oral history project, StoryCorps, for stories from their collection about resilience, connection, and gratitude, reflecting on Ira Byock’s Four Things that Matter Most. This is a time for us to take a collective breath, hear voices from across the country, and reflect together.
The session will begin with a guided meditation and end with small breakout groups.
StoryCorps will introduce its newest service, developed in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. StoryCorps Connect allows loved ones who are separated right now, to record conversations remotely for posterity in the Library of Congress. Afterward, we’ll break out into small groups to discuss where we have seen forgiveness, love, and gratitude during these times.
Perri Chinalai is the Managing Director of Community Training at StoryCorps. She came to StoryCorps in 2008 with a background in the arts. Perri has spearheaded the development of trainings on StoryCorps’ values, insights, and best practices for organizations, in order to further a culture of listening and to honor their community's stories.
Emily Janssen is the Associate Director for Community Training at StoryCorps. She develops partnerships to train and support libraries, hospitals, palliative care centers and other community organizations to foster listening and embed storytelling into their programs.