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12/18/2015

Call for stories!

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First Person Arts is now seeking pitches for the 4th Annual Freedom Seder Revisited presented in partnership with the National Museum of American Jewish History.

What’s Freedom Seder Revisited?
Inspired by the original 1969 Freedom Seder, where hundreds of people of all backgrounds gathered to explore and celebrate freedom in the context of the Civil Rights Movement, this communal event invites you to the Passover table for an evening of commemoration, stories, and a community exploration of freedom in America.

This year’s event will take place on April 13, 2016 at the National Museum for American Jewish History.

How do I submit my story?
Pitch us your 5-10 minute true story on one or more of the themes listed below for a chance to be part of this special program. Email your story pitch to pitch@firstpersonarts.org, or calling in a 3-minute excerpt of your story to 601-568-2435. Storytellers of all ethnic and religious/nonreligious backgrounds welcome to apply.

Selected storytellers receive a stipend. Pitches due by 1/16. DEADLINE EXTENDED!: JAN. 23.

2016 Freedom Seder Themes:

  • Freedom in America today
  • Community building
  • Slavery and bondage
  • Spring renewal
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