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Our Stories Virtual Festival

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Date(s) - Thursday, November 5, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Our Stories Virtual Festival

Thursdays, October 1 – November 5, 7pm (ET)

Celebrate our common humanity and the unique beauty of diverse experiences during this 6 week international community festival. 27 individuals from Baltimore to Bengaluru share their personal and cultural stories about life in quarantine, racism, relationships, social justice, empowerment, persistence, mortality, immigration, identity, courage, loneliness, and sustainable living through narrative, music, art, animation/video/short film, and more.

If you require captioning during the event, please submit your request to [email protected] at least 48 hours before the event.

Thursday, October 1, 2020. 7pm (ET)
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• Jen Rolnick (Baltimore, MD) “I’m the Coronavirus”

• Ikennah Umeh (Baltimore, MD) “The Towers”

• Yuqi Wang (New York, NY) “Relationship”

• Shanthi & Aishwariya Chandrasekar (Montgomery County, MD) “Kolam”

• Martin Lamar (Lusaka, Zambia) “Lamar’s Graffiti”

• Jena Burchick (Baltimore, MD) “Dear Country”

• Marina Jansen (Frederick, MD) “The Dark Side of the Performing Arts”

Thursday, October 8, 2020. 7pm (ET)


Introductory Remarks by Special Guest, Dr. Eric Miller. Director, World Storytelling Institute and Co-facilitator, Indian Storytelling Network.

• M Pandiarajan (Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) “Hard to Escape”

• Priti Sudarsan (Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) “Funny Folk Story”

• Fathima Zarin (Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) “The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter”

Thursday, October 15, 2020. 7pm (ET)


• Sushmita Mazumdar (Arlington, VA) “Sing to Me, Mr. Shuffle”

• Charley Jo Raine (Towson, MD) “Fortress”

• Sookyung Park (Laurel, MD) “Sookkyung’s Art”

• Henry Chen (Towson, MD) “From Shanghai to Towson: One Immigrant’s Story”

Thursday, October 22, 2020. 7pm (ET)


• Renu Naryan (Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) “Nonnie’s Big Adventure”

• Pretigaya Haran (Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) “Naarangi Bai, The Brave Teenager”

• Sonia Bareja Punhani (Delhi, India) “The Story of Selfless Love-Mirabai”

• Priyanka Chatterjee (Kolkata, India) “A Story and a Song”

Thursday, October 29, 2020. 7pm (ET)


• Caroline Maya (England) “Home”

• Adrianna Morgan (Baltimore, MD) “Confusion, Comfort, and Clarity: Identity as Explored by a Caribbean-American Artist”

• Meera (Bethesda, MD) “My Father’s Prayer Ritual”

• Geethanjali Javed (India) “Three Religions”

Thursday, November 5, 2020. 7pm (ET)


• Lopamudra Mohanty (Mumbai, India) “God’s Own Carpenter”

• Goutam Bansantani (India) “Mysterious Room”

• Lavanya Prasad (Bengaluru, Karnataka, India) “The Maharaja’s Whim”

• Shreya Biswas (India) “Devotion of Salabeg”

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