HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE
Using the hashtag, #artscatawba on Twitter, YouTube, or Instagram, post your words, a photograph, a meme, a video,or some other expression of your experience you want to share. Your story will appear on the “Listening Wall” located at www.listening-wall.org You can also post a photo, video or story on the United Arts Council of Catawba County Facebook page with the hashtag #artscatawba to also have them featured on this wall. Updates will be added to the wall throughout each day, so please visit the Listening Wall to view new posts and stories.
We welcome all stories, including those that highlight both the negative and the positive. From the negative, we will strive to better understand another person’s pain. From the positive, we hope to be encouraged by hearing the various ways that cultural experiences, including music, theatre, visual arts, history, or literature have created a better world, if only for a moment.
These stories may be something you have directly experienced, something you witnessed, or perhaps a story about your journey as an Artist of Color; however people of all colors are invited to participate. Please be honest, but also be kind, for the world needs more of both right now. We vow to listen and learn.
While some stories may make you uncomfortable, our hope is they will inspire you and demonstrate how the arts can be part of the pathway to justice and equality.