Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on our community, in-the-flesh events have been moved to virtual locations .
This past year plus, Patchwork has supported movements toward equality and compassion for all people. Stories make a difference, and Patchwork's mission, vision, values, and DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) statements are testament to that support. Most recently, we have committed to acknowledging the tie of our localities to the Native American peoples and cultures original to this land.
Acknowledgement is a simple, powerful way of showing respect and a step toward correcting the stories and practices that erase Indigenous people’s history and culture and toward inviting and honoring the truth. Imagine this practice widely adopted: imagine cultural venues, classrooms, conference settings, places of worship, sports stadiums, and town halls, acknowledging traditional lands. Millions would be exposed—many for the first time—to the names of the traditional Indigenous inhabitants of the lands they are on, inspiring them to ongoing awareness and action.
-- US Department of Art & Culture
Since Tellabration falls on the third Saturday of November in close proximity to Thanksgiving, which is traditionally regarded as a celebration of bounty and friendship with Native American peoples, it seems appropriate to mark this year's celebration as special recognition of Native American and indigenous cultures, past and present.
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Join us for a hauntingly good time on Thursday, October 21 @ 7 PM EST. It's our monthly story swap. Come tell a tale or simply listen. There's nothing to fear. We're just batty about stories.
All are welcome to attend. Registrations is required for details.
An encore of Patchwork's World Storytelling Day, New Beginnings, will be featured on Philadelphia's Arts AccessTV .
Viewers can watch live online here or Comcast channels 64 and 1164, Verizon channels 40 and 41.
6 PM EST
Note: All Events are posted in Eastern Standard Time
Patchwork will continue its time-honored tradition of tellabrating! Be part of the fun and spirit of this annual event. More details to follow.