Each December, City Club Missoula takes break from our usual issues-focused panels to host a forum that we hope will brighten the holiday season. That seems especially important this December, as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on. We’ve chosen “connection” as our December theme, one that also seems especially important in 2020.
This month’s forum is presented in partnership with Tell Us Something, a Missoula nonprofit that inspires understanding, acceptance, and empathy by hosting live events featuring storytellers from the community sharing their true personal stories from memory and without notes.
Join City Club via Zoom on Monday, December 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to hear four Missoula storytellers tell powerful personal stories of connection – to home, to family, to the land, to work, to each other.
City Club’s storytellers December 14 include:
Molly Bradford, telling a story about connection to our food, to the land, and to family.
Chris LaTray, sharing a story about connecting with his Native ancestry, after being raised by a father wanting nothing to do with his Native American heritage. As Chris became an adult, he began exploring this heritage, seeking an understanding of who he is and where he comes from.
Greg Munro‘s story is about embarking on an adoption journey that results in the very first open adoption in the state of Montana. It’s a story of connecting with his adopted daughter and her birth mother.
Patrick Shea will share a story about a 2019 bicycle trip, when he and two friends biked from northern Wisconsin to Newfoundland, Canada. It’s a story of the strong connection they formed with one another and with people they encountered along the route.
To RSVP, go to CityClubMissoula.com