We are grad students from UH, writing as part of a community healing through storytelling initiative. We will be offering free workshops centered on telling the story of Meyerland--your stories of Meyerland, tracing your experiences from your first arrival through the storm and to the present day. Community members can share their storm stories and learn how to help their neighbors share their storm stories, as well as their own unique perspectives on this unique neighborhood. The process is both a healing act and a mode of community documentation, a chance for those affected by the storm to shape their neighborhood’s story.
This work is part of a tradition of healing through community storytelling in Houston, begun in response to Katrina and Rita. Interviewers and interviewees told their stories “insider to insider,” reflecting what they most wanted to say and have remembered about the place where they lived. These are stories the way the teller wants them told -- such stories are the strongest tools for individual and community healing.
The sessions will be four Sundays in June and July at the J, beginning June 24, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM in room 219.
We hope you can join us!
Joshua Gottlieb-Miller and Charlotte Wyatt
Meyerland Storm Stories