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Shape your legacy: Insights on telling your story, from Kids in Birmingham 1963

Everyone has a story worth sharing. Sometimes we could use a nudge to shape that story in a way that makes it compelling for today – for our children and grandchildren, students, or maybe even the media. Here’s your chance to hone your own story.

Birmingham, Alabama, earned its place in history when the events of 1963 – the Children’s Crusade, Rev. King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, and the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church – brought civil rights to the forefront. The history highlights a few individuals, overlooking the broad range of responses among the children who came of age there.

Fifty years after those events changed the course of U.S. history, those people began actively telling their stories to spark actions for social justice. Kids in Birmingham 1963 offers students, authors, and the media access to the very people whose lives were transformed that year. See the story that the NBC nightly news broadcast in November 2018.

The founder of this group lives in AU Park/Tenleytown. She and other members of Kids in Birmingham 1963 offer you the chance to consider how their storytelling experience could help you shape your own personal narrative. Come to this session to learn more about the children who experienced that turbulent time. Then let them lead you through a few simple steps to practice telling one of your stories in a way that brings it alive for today’s young people. What will your legacy be?

This program will include a boxed lunch courtesy of the DC Department of Aging and Community Living.

Registration is closed. Please email Community@iona.org  or call (202) 895.9485 to be added to the waiting list.


Around Town DC activities (in person) canceled March 16-April 24, 2020.
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