Sharing Our Stories: Building Connections
By sharing our stories with one another we can build and strengthen relationships with family members and friends, as well as acquaintances and strangers, especially those we feel are different from ourselves. Our programs are designed to help attendees develop better skills of listening and respect; and increase trust, compassion, empathy and openness.
TedTalk Discussions: Apr. 7 or 11
Program 1 –Thursday, April 7th (7-8:15 PM) OR Monday, April 11th (10-11:15 AM)
Viewing of YouTube videos, followed by discussion:
Together we will watch excerpts from three videos* demonstrating how sharing our stories with one another can lead to deeper connections built on greater understanding, compassion and empathy. We will then take time to reflect on how the videos resonate with us. Join us on ZOOM on one of the above dates for a stimulating discussion with other Sharon community members.
Once you are registered, a Zoom Link will be sent to you a few days before the event.
*The videos include two talks by David Isay, founder of StoryCorps and One Small Step; and Virginia Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, who uses stories to connect to her constituents and other politicians.
True Story Theater: Apr. 24
Program 2 – Sunday, April 24th (3:30-5:30 PM): True Story Theater improv performances and group sharing. (Virtual Program)
SPN has invited True Story Theater to return to Sharon for another program to help us deepen the ways we connect to one another. True Story Theater is a nonprofit improv theater company whose mission is to build empathy, respect, and understanding across differences that divide us, by the honoring of true life stories. Join us on ZOOM to experience storytelling in a fun and creative way.
True Story Theater in Sharon is funded by the Sharon Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.