Mayor Rick Kriseman and the City of St. Petersburg invite everyone to a conversation about the real life story of our whole community. “This is my city: St. Pete Stories” takes place 6-8 pm June 25, 2015, at the St. Petersburg College Allstate Center, 3200 34th St. S.
“St Pete Stories” is part of the city's “Inclusion and Sensitivity” initiative headed by diversity consultants Competency & Performance Solutions of Tampa and Communication Research Enterprises in St Petersburg, with Your Real Stories, a storytelling non-profit, which is producing the event.
Organizers will feature the stories of various community members and allow time for people to engage in real conversations. The public is invited to come for the free theater performance of local stories by professional actors, stay to add their voices to the city’s collective history, enjoy the music and the refreshments and talk with others about their vision for St. Pete.
“These community conversations are about diverse segments of our community coming together and sharing our unique stories with one another,” said Mayor Rick Kriseman. “We want to have real conversations about inclusiveness, our similarities, as well as our differences – which is what makes our community so remarkable – in a meaningful way.”
This is the first of four community conversations. The three others are:
- July 21: J.W. Cate Center 5801 22nd Ave. N.
- August 27: Lake Vista Recreation Center, 1401 62nd Ave. S
- October 13: Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th St. N.
All programs run from 6 to 8 p.m., and all the venues are wheelchair accessible and all programs will be ASL interpreted.
Admission is free but reservations are requested. Go to stpetestories.eventbrite.com.
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