Bonfire: An Evening of Story Sharing

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Seattle Public Library

1000 Fourth Ave.

4th Floor Room 1

Seattle, WA 98104

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Bonfire is a story sharing event intended to deepen our understanding of the people who make up our community. This event is organized by a team of volunteers from Washington Technology Industry Association's _ion, a civic collaboration program.

Seattle's communities are changing as rapidly as our skyline. Fact: Seattle is one of the fastest growing metro area in the nation, estimated to grow at a rate of 1,100 residents per week. Who are the residents in this rapidly expanding metropolis? How is Seattle’s culture taking shape? How can we deepen our understanding of each other through story sharing?

We invite participants to experience Bonfire through the lens of inclusion. As a guiding question for personal story sharing, story sharers will reflect on moments or periods in their life when they’ve felt included. They will reveal what has made them feel included, why they want to feel included, and what inclusion — or exclusion — look and feel like.

We invite you, as the listeners, to learn about the multiple dimensions of your fellow Seattleites through this unique format of personal story sharing.

Bonfire recognizes and celebrates the multiple dimensions of identity each of us has.

This is how listeners answered "What did you enjoy the most?" about this story sharing:

  • "Finding common ground with people I thought were my opposite."
  • "How people are using their experiences to make changes that they want to see.”
  • "Being vulnerable together."
  • "Meeting people I otherwise would not."

Volunteer organizers: Michael Padilla, Ben Reuler, Jun Wen Zhong, Paul Privateer, Deena Pierott, Nick Welch




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Seattle Public Library

1000 Fourth Ave.

4th Floor Room 1

Seattle, WA 98104

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