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August 22, 2021

Covid Stories at the Garcia Center for the Arts

Covid Stories at the Garcia Center for the Arts

August 22, 2021

Sunday, August 22, 2021 (1:00-3:00 PM)

Inlandia Institute Presents

Covid Stories at the Garcia Center for the Arts

536 W 11th St, San Bernardino, CA 92410

(between E Street and Baseline)

With Tanisha Bradley, Rebecca Waring-Crane, Rose Monge, and the Multicultural Council

Free, live, and open to the public

During the darkest hours of this once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic event, isolation and social unrest were the norm. Countless friends, neighbors, and colleagues saw loved ones sickened, lose jobs, homes and livelihoods at risk. Now, on the cusp of recovery, we look back and ask: How did we cope? How do we recover? Where do we look to find common ground?

In this program, hear from community members who collected stories, each in their own unique fashion, to document, provide connection, find solace.

Tanisha Bradley’s “Bring it to the Table” is an interview-style podcast designed to provide a platform for her community in San Bernardino. Leaders and stakeholders used this platform to communicate and strengthen collaborative efforts, and to promote societal change through diverse and inclusive efforts to bridge the gaps in our community.

Rebecca Waring-Crane’s “Who is my neighbor?” takes its inspiration from the literary origins of this question—biblical story, Good Samaritan—but the focus for this project is much more pedestrian. Literally. In taking daily walks, Waring-Crane asked two questions of her neighbors: Tell me the story of moving into your house, and tell me the story of life in your house in 2020.

Born in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, Rose Y. Monge’s stories of her immigrant and migrant experiences honor her parents’ legacy of love and unwavering faith in the “American Dream.” She is a retired educator and facilitates memoir classes at the Janet Goeske Center. She encourages everyone to leave a written legacy for future generations.

Meanwhile, the Multicultural Council (MCC) collected video interviews and combined them into a documentary with the common thread: What challenges did you encounter and how did you cope? The MCC believes that we can find common ground with people of all generations and diverse backgrounds, and in doing so, gain mutual understanding and appreciation of each other.

Through the medium of story, we will find comfort, connection, and common ground.

The Garcia Center for the Arts offers a home base for arts organizations and is becoming a hub for a growing arts community in San Bernardino. In addition to providing office space for organizations, including the San Bernardino Symphony and Inlandia Institute, the center offers an auditorium, conference room, gallery, library, classroom, and outdoor patio space.