Shaping Communities Then & Now presented by Sharing Our Story

Sunday, January 24, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Register Here! 2021-01-24 5:00 PM 2021-01-24 6:00 PM America/New_York Shaping Communities Then & Now presented by Sharing Our Story 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (Run-time 60 min)

Immigration is a common story in Pittsburgh. Beechview is a neighborhood with a rich cultural mix. Nine of these immigration stories have been collected and are ready to share with Pittsburgh and beyond!

Join Sharing Our Story, Casa San Jose and the Beechview Historical Society for an evening of multicultural digital storytelling with stories created by longtime and new residents of Beechview.

Non-English speakers welcome! (Spanish translations available)

Sister Janice from Casa San Jose will lead a discussion about the videos and community. Musical performance by Latin band Gavas Beat.

Sharing Our Story, founded by Sally Rafson, is a project-based initiative working with organizations in Pittsburgh to bring together diverse communities through digital storytelling. Since founding in 2014, Sharing Our Story has engaged community members in the brainstorming, recording, and editing of their own personal documentaries. These documentaries, or “digital stories,” have been viewed and discussed by over 1100 community members and showcased in exhibits of the Westmoreland Museum of Art and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh.

Gavas Beat is a fusion of Latin rhythms and cultures, composed by young musicians with various musical backgrounds from different countries in Latin America including Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Venezuela. Gavas’ style blends latin pop, salsa, merengue, cumbia, vallenato and reggae. Gavas continues to maintain their irreverent style and young fusion of sabor and tumbao.

For more information contact: 

Sally Rafson – Sally@sharingourstory.com

Veronica Jenkins veronica@casasanjose.org

Phyllis Didiano: beechviewhistoricalsociety@gmail.org

Event Details

January 24, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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