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Live Storytelling Event: “I Am My Story: Voices of Hope”

09/11/2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

September 11 is a historic day, and as that date approaches, we at The Immigrant Story invite you to join us for a historic event. To commemorate this important occasion, we will present powerful voices of survival and soothing musical accompaniment in a live storytelling event: “I Am My Story: Voices of Hope”
With storytellers from Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Cambodia and Syria, the program focuses on first-person tales of courage and fortitude. These stories of resilience offer hope and inspiration at a time when we need them the most.

The program begins with a performance by renowned viola player Dijana Ihas, a professor at Pacific University who is also a survivor of the war in Bosnia. Ihas, a member of the Sarajevo String Quartet — an ensemble that played more than 200 concerts during the longest assault on a capital city in the history of modern warfare — will be joined by prominent Portland-area musicians.

After her performance, from 8-9 p.m., five storytellers from across the globe share stories about the arduous journeys that brought them to the U.S.

This free event is made possible by the generous contribution of the presenting sponsor Zidell Family Foundation and in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities (OH), the National Endowment for the Humanities, Oregon Cultural Trust and the Cultural Coalition of Washington County. Additional funding for this event was provided by the City of Beaverton as a part of the Beaverton Welcoming Week. We look forward to seeing you there!


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Immigrant Story


Alex L. Parks Performing Arts Center
Jesuit High School, 9000 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy.,
Portland, OR 97225.,
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