Second Battery Park Stories Event Focuses on Community

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What: The second storytelling event for a documentary project about Richmond’s Battery Park neighborhood. The Battery Park Civic Association (BPCA) is celebrating its neighbors and history by conducting oral history interviews as part of an ongoing documentary project, Battery Park Stories: Reflections of Our Neighborhood. A panel of longtime residents will speak of the neighborhood’s history in a conversation that explores themes of community and identity. Following the event is a community dinner.

When: November 15, 2015 from 3 PM to 6 PM

Where: Northside Partnership for Families, 800 W. Graham Road

Who: The event is hosted by the Battery Park Civic Association and is free and open to the public.

Why: Battery Park, situated in Richmond’s Northside, is one of the city’s many changing neighborhoods. While the number of young families settling down in Battery Park continues to grow, the majority of the neighborhood’s residents have lived there for twenty, thirty, forty years or more.

Battery Park Stories: Reflections of Our Neighborhood seeks to document the community’s rich history through stories told among neighbors, young and old. The oral histories are part of an ongoing documentary project that will include additional storytelling events, photography, and a book.

The audience will be encouraged to participate in the conversation, and the goal is to ensure that the community’s history is shared, bridging the divide of age, race, and experience.

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Richard Hayes

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