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On Belonging in Community: Storytelling Series

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Saltonstall Farm

61 Stratham Heights Road

Stratham, NH 03885

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Join us for an evening of storytelling with Seacoast residents Palana Hunt-Hawkins, Rochelle Jones, and Michael Cameron Ward.

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This event is centered around stories on inclusion and exclusion from community. Join us in the Barn at Saltonstall Farm at 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 26th for a night of storytelling and community building. Located at the Saltonstall Farm Barn, which is very airy. Masks are encouraged but not mandatory for vaccinated people.

Palana Hunt-Hawkins: Palana Hunt-Hawkins is a mover and shaker that proudly calls the Seacoast home. Palana currently serves as a Rochester City Councilor, and is the first openly transgender person to be elected to a city council in New Hampshire. Her extensive LGBTQ-centric work has included organizing trans and gender non-conforming folks with the ACLU of New Hampshire, managing cafe-turned-queer-oasis Teatotaller, and as a co-founder of the Affirming Spaces Project. She is currently running for Mayor of Rochester. Palana lives in Rochester with her partner Cora and their dogs, Maebyl and Bozzi.

Rochelle Jones: Rochelle Jones is a Portsmouth native, Portsmouth High School graduate, and was hired by the Portsmouth Police Department as a full time police officer in September 2002. Prior to becoming a police officer she served in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps as a corrections specialist, and shortly after worked as a corrections officer at the Strafford County Department of Corrections. She later received a degree in Criminal Justice from Hesser College, while working as a residential counselor at the Chase Home for Children. In 2016 Detective Jones was reassigned to the newly created position of Community Outreach Coordinator. She is responsible for creating and managing outreach initiatives, building and maintaining relationships with the community and local organizations, and is the department liaison for the Portsmouth Housing Authority, and Senior Services. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking, playing competitive softball, volunteering, and spending time with her mate, fur babies, family, and friends.

Michael Cameron Ward: Michael is a retired Software Engineer engaged in his second career as a writer, performer, and social commentator. He is the author of a four volume collection of short stories titled "Sketches of Lee". "Sketches" recounts his family's life experiences as the "Index of Integration" in Lee, NH in the late 50's. The first volume, "A Colored Man in Exeter" was published in 2017. The second, "The Colored Folks Ain't Gonna Make It" was published in 2019. The third, "Titanium Rose", is due in 2022. The final volume, "Tales of the Hook", has a release date TBD. For more information browse to: sketchesoflee.com.

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