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"Cat's Out of the Bag" First Person Arts...

"Cat's Out of the Bag" First Person Arts Virtual Curated StorySlamWe all have our secrets. Some are of our own making. Others have been entrusted to us. Yet sometimes life has a way of revealing things we’d much rather be kept in the dark. Curated by Bryan Kett, who comes to us from The Moth Podcast, RISK!, KCRW, KPCC, and SoulPancake. Featured storytellers: Kitty Hailey, Steve Clark, Jon Goode, Carlos Kotkin, and Julieta Gilbert.

Pauli - "The Afterglow" First Person Arts...

Pauli - "The Afterglow" First Person Arts StorySlam“The Afterglow’” First Person Arts Virtual StorySlam Subscribe to First Person Arts YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/SubscribetoFPA Share your COVID Story: https://www.firstpersonarts.org/Stori... First Person Arts ON SOCIAL First Person Arts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/firstperson... First Person Arts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FirstPersonP... First Person Arts Twitter: https://twitter.com/FirstPersonArts Subscribe to our Email List Like First Person Arts: https://www.firstpersonarts.org/signup #StoryPrompts #Storytelling #FirstPersonArts

Ray - "The Afterglow" First Person Arts...

Ray - "The Afterglow" First Person Arts StorySlam“The Afterglow’” First Person Arts Virtual StorySlam Subscribe to First Person Arts YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/SubscribetoFPA Share your COVID Story: https://www.firstpersonarts.org/Stori... First Person Arts ON SOCIAL First Person Arts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/firstperson... First Person Arts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FirstPersonP... First Person Arts Twitter: https://twitter.com/FirstPersonArts Subscribe to our Email List Like First Person Arts: https://www.firstpersonarts.org/signup #StoryPrompts #Storytelling #FirstPersonArts

Sandi - "The Afterglow" First Person Arts...

Sandi - "The Afterglow" First Person Arts StorySlamJune, 22, 2021 “The Afterglow’” First Person Arts Virtual StorySlam Subscribe to First Person Arts YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/SubscribetoFPA Share your COVID Story: https://www.firstpersonarts.org/Stori... First Person Arts ON SOCIAL First Person Arts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/firstperson... First Person Arts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FirstPersonP... First Person Arts Twitter: https://twitter.com/FirstPersonArts Subscribe to our Email List Like First Person Arts: https://www.firstpersonarts.org/signup #StoryPrompts #Storytelling #FirstPersonArts

Sammie - "The Afterglow" First Person...

Sammie - "The Afterglow" First Person Arts StorySlamJune, 22, 2021 “The Afterglow’” First Person Arts Virtual StorySlam Subscribe to First Person Arts YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/SubscribetoFPA Share your COVID Story: https://www.firstpersonarts.org/Stori... First Person Arts ON SOCIAL First Person Arts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/firstperson... First Person Arts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FirstPersonP... First Person Arts Twitter: https://twitter.com/FirstPersonArts Subscribe to our Email List Like First Person Arts: https://www.firstpersonarts.org/signup #StoryPrompts #Storytelling #FirstPersonArts

Chris - "The Afterglow" First Person Arts...

Chris - "The Afterglow" First Person Arts StorySlamJune, 22, 2021 “The Afterglow’” First Person Arts Virtual StorySlam Subscribe to First Person Arts YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/SubscribetoFPA Share your COVID Story: https://www.firstpersonarts.org/Stori... First Person Arts ON SOCIAL First Person Arts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/firstperson... First Person Arts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FirstPersonP... First Person Arts Twitter: https://twitter.com/FirstPersonArts Subscribe to our Email List Like First Person Arts: https://www.firstpersonarts.org/signup #StoryPrompts #Storytelling #FirstPersonArts

Asher - "The Afterglow" First Person Arts...

Asher - "The Afterglow" First Person Arts StorySlamJune, 22, 2021 “The Afterglow’” First Person Arts Virtual Storyslam Subscribe to First Person Arts YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/SubscribetoFPA Share your COVID Story: https://www.firstpersonarts.org/Stori... First Person Arts ON SOCIAL First Person Arts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/firstperson... First Person Arts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FirstPersonP... First Person Arts Twitter: https://twitter.com/FirstPersonArts Subscribe to our Email List Like First Person Arts: https://www.firstpersonarts.org/signup #StoryPrompts #Storytelling #FirstPersonArts

WE BREATHE, WE LIVE: BROTHERLY LOVE...

WE BREATHE, WE LIVE: BROTHERLY LOVE PROTEST STORIESFor 20 years we have provided you an embracing environment to tell your true, personal stories on the page, the stage, online, and on the air. Now First Person Arts brings them to you on film. In collaboration with the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services and their Engaging Males of Color Initiative, we bring you,"We Breathe, We Live: Brotherly Love Protest Stories". Directed by Glenn Holsten This documentary film uses the power of storytelling to present the first-person experiences of men who participated in the George Floyd and Walter Wallace, Jr. protests in Philadelphia during the summer of 2020. The film honors the raw emotion caused by collective trauma, weaving together the intersecting stories of five different men of color from a variety of backgrounds in the city. After the trying months of the Summer of 2020, they ask . . . what now? There will be 30-minute talkback after the screening. This screening begins the tour of screening throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area. If you would like to schedule a screening of this film for your organization, email us at marketing@firstpersonarts.org. The Chauvin verdict brought justice, but justice and healing are two different things.

BEYOND EXPECTATIONS: LETTER TO MY FATHER,...

BEYOND EXPECTATIONS: LETTER TO MY FATHER, LETTER TO MY SON - EVOLUTIONSIn collaboration with the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services Engaging Males of Color Initiative Directed by David Acosta Produced by James Robinson/PWPVideo BEyond Expectations builds community and promotes mental wellness through the unique and shared experiences of men of color throughout the Philadelphia region. For Father's Day, we celebrate the unbreakable bonds that exist with our BIPOC fathers and sons. Back by popular demand, David Acosta returns to direct BEyond Expectations: Letter to My Father, Letter to My Son - Evolutions with new stories that feature these powerful bonds. News anchor, Bill Anderson, reflects on the recent loss of his father, radio icon, Cody Anderson, while activist and mother Kimberly Kamara shares the loss of her black son in a senseless tragedy. Eric "Shomari" Grimes, Dr. H. Bernard Hall, Rafael Collazo, and Raymond Zhang are leaders who join in to honor what is too often overlooked - the power of fathers and sons of color relationships. Musical accompaniment will be provided by Eric Wortham. These stories are particularly poignant as there is a racial reckoning occurring within the United States following the murder of George Floyd and other men of color. These stories of fathers and sons resonate as they point to the enduring love and resilience found in these familial ties. This event is FREE to the public.

#US - Podcast | Five People.One Moment:...

#US - Podcast | Five People.One Moment: Love in the Heart of the City Trailer#US: Five People. One Moment - “Love in the Heart of the City” provides a window into the hearts and minds of men of color living in several of Philadelphia’s “arterial” corridors and neighborhoods. This deep dive shows how the 1-2 punch of the pandemic and protests over police-involved homicides have impacted their emotional health and overall well-being. We invite you to join #US as we explore “Love in the Heart of the City”. Hosted by Gabe Bryant, produced by Stephanie Renée.

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