They say “the shortest distance between two people is a story.” I believe understanding and harmony can be achieved if we take the time to tell our stories and to listen to those of others. And I believe that our LRCH Class of 1978 has a story to tell that could contribute to healing the current divisiveness in our nation.
Won’t you join in?
Think about how being a Tiger has affected you and your life story in the last forty years. Then put pen to paper, fingers on keyboards, record voice memos, or take selfie videos to tell the bits and pieces of your story. I think a composite of our stories can paint a positive picture of understanding and all inclusiveness that our country desperately needs.
Between now and the reunion, send me your stories, both written as blog posts or separate submissions, with or without photos or graphics, dictated as a voice memo, and/or filmed. Just a few minutes recorded on your phone is just fine! We will also be shooting more professional footage and filming interviews at the reunion itself. If we can raise enough funds to go into production, we hope to produce a follow-up documentary highlighting the understanding, tolerance, and friendship our classmates still enjoy. Our goal would be to complete the documentary sometime in 2019-20, the sooner the better, of course. If you are interested in getting involved with this effort, please email Ginny Martin Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SO – HERE GOES YOUR FIRST CHALLENGE! FOR THE REST OF APRIL AND THE MONTH OF MAY, WE SUGGEST YOU WRITE THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION:
“DESCRIBE THE FIRST ENCOUNTER YOU REMEMBER HAVING WITH RACE.”