I wanted to make sure that you know about the live event happening this Friday night at 7 pm at the Civic Arts Plaza.
It is a community storytelling experience as we remember and honor the lives of those we lost at Borderline and take time to reflect upon and listen to stories and experiences from November 2018.
WHEN: November 8, 2019, 7-9 p.m. Lobby opens at 6:15 p.m.
WHERE: Scherr Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
Tickets are $15 per person.
All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Interface Children and Family Services to go toward their long-term recovery efforts for both those affected by Borderline and those affected by the Hill and Woolsey Fires.
- Personal stories will be shared by Borderline survivors, families of victims, first responders and community members.
- Musical performances from Paige Peele, Alex Nester, and Mika Lynch, as well as a dance performance from California Dance Theatre, and music from the Thousand Oaks High School Choir.
- Ventura County Behavioral Health will be on-site offering support and resources.
This week feels heavy. And I am looking forward to this event and hope you might join us…and share this with others as well.
THOUSAND OAKS REMEMBERS: FINDING STRENGTH IN OUR STORIES: Shannon Savage-Howie birthed a community project that seeks to collect the stories of community members who lived through November 2018 and the worst 72 hours in Thousand Oaks’ history. As the city approaches the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill that claimed 12 victims and the Woolsey Fire and the Hill Fire that burned 100,000 acres, Conejo Valley residents will have a chance to share their memories in a storytelling project to move toward healing. You are invited to attend the community storytelling event at the Scherr Forum on November 8, 2019 when five speakers will share experiences from a variety of perspectives. Music and dance will be performed as well. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ThousandOaksRemembers.com
Shannon Savage-Howie, a Holy Trinity Church member was featured in the Acorn. Read the article: www.toacorn.com/articles/borderline-storytelling-project-earns-grant/
Thousand Oaks Remembers: Finding Strength in Our Stories
is an initiative that seeks to collect the stories of community members who lived through November 2018 and the worst 72 hours in T.O. history.
Conejo Valley residents will have a chance to share their memories in a storytelling project to move toward healing as the city approaches the one-year anniversary of the shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill that claimed 12 victims and the Woolsey fire and Hill fire that burned 100,000 acres.
Shannon Savage-Howie is spearheading the effort.