The Power and Place Collaborative launches new partnerships this fall

The Power and Place Collaborative invites the Elon community to two Building Bridges community events this fall on Nov. 9 and Dec. 3.

This fall, the Power and Place Collaborative has extended its reach across Alamance County. This collaboration began in 2018 to help record, preserve and present stories from and about people and places across the Alamance-Burlington community. This year the collaboration includes the African-American Cultural Arts and History Center, the Mayco Bigelow Center, the Burlington Masjid, the Center for Design Thinking, students and faculty from History and Geography, Human Service Studies, English, Cinema and Television Arts, and many other students, faculty and staff across campus.

Community stories are being featured at Pat’s Soul Food, Persnickety Books, Burlington Beer Works, the Oak House, Pandora’s Pies, the Global Neighborhood, Alamance Community College, May Memorial Library, the Center for Design Thinking, the C.R.E.D.E., and more!

On Nov. 9, the collaborative will be launching a Building Bridges Event, featuring Intergenerational Storytelling. The evening will begin at 5 p.m. at the Mayco Bigelow Community Center at North Park and features activities for all ages and community members, including gallery walks, a story booth, and profiles of community leaders. A formal intergenerational program will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a community dialogue with attendees. Students from Alamance Burlington Early College will be among those sharing profiles they wrote of members of the local community.

Then, on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon in McKinnon Hall at Elon University, the collaborative will be holding its second annual Building Bridges: Belonging in Burlington screening. This screening will feature oral history digital stories co-created over the fall 2022 semester with the African American Cultural Arts & History Center, the Burlington Masjid, Elon University and the Mayco Bigelow Community Center.

Interested individuals can register at the links above.