Every Monday at 7PM PST, 10PM EST, and 5AM GMT (Tuesday morning), the VIDEA community, friends, and family get together for an evening of storytelling. We started this weekly storytelling event at the beginning of the pandemic as a way for people to connect, inspire, and feel supported. Over the last two years, it has continued to be a beautifully powerful evening and we are so thankful for the artists, speakers, and storytellers who have joined us each week. These weekly events fill all of our hearts, as this amazingly diverse, passionate, and talented community comes together to share stories, poems, songs, affirmations, and so much more.
More recently, we’ve been opening the Zoom room an hour early for a pre-Storytelling Creative Hour! Folks come together to connect and work on beading, painting, writing, drawing, and any other creative project they are working on.
Keep an eye out for Special Edition Global Community Storytelling events, which have been a time for learning and solidarity. We have commemorated International Women’s Day, African Climate Week, International Development Week, Indigenous Peoples Day, and more. We have had calls with over 100 friends of VIDEA, as well as cozy groups of 30. Participants have joined from three continents and represent over 15 years of VIDEA programming.