When J.R., the cofounder of the Facing Project hung up the phone after his call-in NPR interview about the Facing Project, I looked at him and said, “This just got real.”
And it had.
It’s one thing to have an idea in your head and it’s a whole other thing when others take that idea and run with it. Ft. Wayne is our first Facing Community to complete a project (4 other communities have projects underway). They’ve had art exhibits on Homelessness, this Thursday they’re reading monologues, and the Mayor of Ft. Wayne has even declared Thursday Facing Homelessness day.
Here’s the NPR interview and here’s a story on the project in Ft. Wayne’s newspaper.
I can’t wait to be a part of the event on Thursday.
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(This is a joint note from me and my co-founder of The Facing Project, J.R. Jamison.)
Stories make a difference.
Stories shatter preconceptions and expand our worldview.
Stories change our hearts and inform our minds.
Stories feed our curiosities and our souls.
Every person has a story and so does every community.
We invite you to be a part of the story of The Facing Project by helping us reach our goal of creating facingproject.com website. The site will house the tools to help the project spread to other communities, and will allow current Facing Project communities the ability to share their stories on their own unique sites, such as fortwayne.facingproject.com. This next step in our story will push this movement forward and provide the opportunity for thousands of unheard voices to be shared.
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