I truly believe in the power of stories as a tool for connection. Many of us tend to work, live and recreate in the same circles. Our Stories allowed me to share my experiences with folks I might never meet. It’s a gift that will keep on giving.
Our Stories is a grassroots effort that builds understanding and the opportunity to spread love in our communities.
I think it provides a closer understanding of what it means to be white and to be black. In addition, it gives everyone the opportunity to open up about race problems.
Something I loved about our group was how diverse it was, both in race, age, gender and education. I could tell it was incredibly thoughtful in how the group was put together, and it provided so much value. I think it is incredible that Our Stories gives people a way to connect with others that they likely wouldn't have at first.
This program is HUGE. It’s opening conversations and connections. It may not be an instant fix to racism but it’s a start!
This program needs to be promoted! It helped me better understand the issues, bridge differences, and drive change. This is how REAL Raleigh citizens come together to address important issues.