Call for Community Stories Sisterhood Celebration 2021

Call for Virtual Community Stories

This year’s Sisterhood Celebration theme is, “Normal Never Was,” taken from the Sonya Renee Taylor Quote:

“We will not go back to normal. Normal never was. Our pre-corona existence was not normal other than we normalized greed, inequity, exhaustion, depletion, extraction, disconnection, confusion, rage, hoarding, hate, and lack. We should not long to return, my friends. We are being given the opportunity to stitch a new garment. One that fits all of humanity and nature.”

Instead of a keynote speaker this year, the Sisterhood Celebration committee is seeking students, staff, faculty and alum to speak to the challenges faced since we gathered in February 2020 for the 35th annual Sisterhood Dinner.

Through an open call to the campus community, we are hoping to solicit and select 3-4 community speakers who, though 5-minute “TED Talk” style segments will share their stories, speak to a Sonya Renee Taylor quote, and provide a place to start as we rethink normal in a shared space.

Community Story submissions are being accepted thru December 6th. 3 – 4 selected stories will be chosen and shown during this year’s virtual Sisterhood Celebration.

Make your submission below on the Sisterhood Celebration: Call for Community Stories Submission Form or find more information online.