Stories bind us. They connect us to our past and guide the narrative of our future. In a world connected more than ever before, place and time have become vast expanses well beyond our own communities. The hallmarks of community—newspaper memberships, voter turnouts, community organizations—have all been in decline for decades. Many of us have lost sight of our community and our stories.
To reunite the two, J.R. Jamison, a community engagement specialist, and Kelsey Timmerman, an author, co-founded The Facing Project to re-connect people through stories to strengthen their communities. From homelessness to human trafficking to autism to dyslexia and more, The Facing Project is in communities across the U.S. to combine the passions of writers, artists, educators, students, nonprofits, and business leaders to build community and learn from the stories of their neighbors.
8am-8:30am FREE Breakfast and open networking
8:30am-8:45am Introductions and the Breakfast Sponsor Presentation
8:45am-9:30am Main Presentation
9:35am-10am Open Forum for Q&A