2nd Community Speaks: Frames of Mind

Come and be a part of Tasveer Community Speaks 2023: Frames of Mind! We invite you to speak your story to nurture your heart and empower your mind.

Application Deadline: Monday Jan 23rd 2023, 5:00 PM PST.

Workshop Start Date: Feb 5th 2023

Community Speaks 2023 is looking for people of South Asian descent to speak up and share their personal stories about emotional and mental health where the community can connect on a deeper level.
Community Speaks, started in 2011as a forum for South Asians impacted by violence to break the isolation they have experienced by sharing their story. Each year the Community Stories narratives shed light on the special challenges and opportunities experienced within the South Asian socio-cultural context, whether in native lands or in adopted homelands.

We strive to provide a safe space during the preparatory phase, which is characterized by active listening, compassion, non-judgmental attitude, mutual respect, trust, and collaboration. You do not have to be a writer or performer to participate. You will be coached and supported in storytelling, writing, and performance through workshops and rehearsals.  The participants meet every Sunday for 1-2 hours for 3 months to workshop each other’s stories.

The workshops and rehearsals will be done virtually with a few in-person meet-ups, while the final performance will be done live in-person in Seattle, WA.  

The program requires your commitment from Feb 2023 – mid-May 2023, every Sunday and some extra preparatory sessions on call. There is no fee/charges to share your stories. Priority will be given to participants from the Greater Seattle area. Please note that filling this form does not guarantee participation as we have limited slots available. We will get back to you with confirmation of your selection on Friday, Jan 27th 2023.

To know more about last year’s program you can visit https://tasveer.org/community-speaks/

We welcome individuals who are 18+ to respond to this call. If you have questions about this, please contact ishita@tasveer.org.

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