Volume XVI | Issue 2 | Fall 2016

Many acts of kindness

The Umpqua Story Project captures stories of hope and healing

The Umpqua Story Project was formed in the weeks after the shooting on Oct. 1, 2015, at Umpqua Community College.  

The creative and experimental project sought ways to provide healing to affected communities through story. Volunteers trained in compassionate listening collected hundreds of stories, both written and recorded. The stories are being shared in a variety of ways, including an exhibit at UCC during October and a live event (October 8, 2016) at UCC Jacoby Auditorium. A website serves as an archive and will be live for years to come. If you would like to add your story to the collection, click on “Share” at the The Umpqua Story Project website. The project is sponsored by Douglas County Museum and The Ford Family Foundation.

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