- Share a story about something you have experienced that gave you insight into the cultural state of our union.
- Share a story about a time you felt a sense of belonging—or the opposite—to this nation.
- Share a story about a time you broke through a barrier to connect with someone different from yourself or with whom you disagreed.
Stories will be shared online via the Story Portal, inspiring the creation of the 2017 People's State of the Union Poetic Address, devised collaboratively by a diverse group of poets. The Poet Address to the Nation will be delivered as a poem, broadcast live on March 11, 2017.
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If you cannot attend, feel free to host a Story Circle in your community! A Story Circle event can be 6-10 people in a living room, a larger gathering with multiple story circles in a theater, school, or community center —or anything in between. A free online facilitation training and a step-by-step toolkit make it easy to host.
Find out more and sign up for #PSOTU2017:http://usdac.us/psotu
*The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture is not a government agency, but a people-powered movement dedicated to cultivating empathy, equity, and social imagination. See a recap of the 2016 #PSOTU
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