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COVID

CHRONICLES

Educate

through personal, impactful stories

Diversify

the historical record and work against community erasure

Uplift

voices, vulnerability, and the vibrant experiences that humanize us

preserve

narrative, perspective, and an authenticity to use storytelling for good

THE PURPOSE BEHIND THE PROJECT.

 

The coronavirus pandemic has upended everyday life as we know it. But more importantly, it has impacted every life in ways we cannot even begin to quantify.


Covid Chronicles aims to center the stories of the pandemic: from hardship to resilience, from places of privilege to those of poverty, from life to death. Scaling this to the local level, our project specifically addresses individuals and their stories in the city of Charlotte.

By collecting these interviews we aim to paint a portrait of  Charlotte during the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite people to share their stories and experiences for the preservation of history. Our oral historians have conducted close to a hundred socially-distanced interviews with members of the Charlotte community, and we hope to continue uplifting these stories.

SHARE YOUR STORY.

We believe that stories are a gift.

Our project depends on oral storytelling for the purpose of strengthening and diversifying the local historical record. 

We believe stories are powerful instruments for change.

Through your support, we can curate the experiences that, together, build a collective narrative of the place we call home. 

Contact us today to be a part of history

Project Facilitator: Catherine McMillan

catherine.mcmillan@charlottemutualaid.org

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Our Partners.

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