When an animal is wounded in the wild, there aren't any veterinarian clinics, so they lay down in the safest spot they can find and allow their bodies to heal naturally. As humans, we often forget to follow our instincts to stop and allow ourselves to heal; we just keep moving forward. After almost two years of loss - loss of normalcy, loss of opportunities, loss of friendships, and the loss of loved ones - it's time for us to take time to heal, together as a community.
On Sunday, April 24th at 6:00pm, we invite the community to gather for Story Under The Stars. A collaboration with the Savannah Philharmonic, the event will allow us to gather together to hear each other's stories and to heal.
Utilizing the healing power of story, individuals will share their stories of grief, resilience, survival, discovery, and hope from their lives during the pandemic, in short 3-5 minute TEDTalk-style presentations.
Each story will be accompanied by a specially commissioned original piece of music performed by the Savannah Philharmonic. Together, these compositions will become the soundtrack of our community's resilience.
The event will be kicked off by Savannah's Mayor, Van Johnson, who will be sharing his story of leading Savannah through the pandemic. Additional speakers will be selected from children and adults throughout our community who have submitted an application to participate.
Do you want to share your pandemic experiences with your community?
We're accepting applications from area children and adults to participate by telling their COVID-19 story from the band-shell stage during the event.
Applications due by:
Friday, Feb. 11th at 12:00pm.