panel discussion

The Storytellers: Giving Agency to Your Ancestors

TimeThursday, May 6, 2021 from 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
PriceFree, but registration required

Join us for a conversation with three storytellers working in three different fields. Their experiences exploring and sharing their own family histories have sparked questions about identity, authority, and whose stories are these to tell. Emma Ito, the Library’s education and program specialist, will moderate this discussion with media producer, director, and writer Alicia Aroche, photojournalist Regina Boone, and journalist Kim O'Connell about balancing the personal and professional when researching family history. “Storytelling is one way to resist and disrupt current structural inequities and racism, as well as the ongoing threat of erasure of our ancestors’ legacies,” writes Aroche. For more information, contact Emma Ito at or 804.692.3726.

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