Off Stage

I'm in D.C. now, wanting to "get involved" & to pursue some of my special interests:

PEOPLE & THEIR STORIES

Leading almost any kind of group in SHARING OUR OWN STORIES
    Started years ago as sharings in nursing homes & at a home for cerebral palsy adults;
    Selected for a "True Stories" training workshop with Spalding Gray at Esalen Institute;
    Touring 1-woman shows, offering post-show "Our Own Stories" workshops- using both                     writing & telling techniques;
    A 3-year stint leading a weekly STORY CIRCLE,  mixed homeless/housed at Haywood St.                   Congregation, Asheville NC

ACTIVISM
    Social Justice: proud of my "I Went to Jail with Rev. Barber" button in  Moral Monday                         movement, Durham NC;
    ***Racial Justice: proud to wear "Black Lives Matter" button, joining NAACP & Changemakers for Racial Understanding;
    "Our Revolution" member: grassroots movement of Bernie Sanders & Nina Turner;
    Peace: came to DC  'way back, to protest the pre-emptive Iraq war.

SPIRITUAL MATTERS
    Mindful meditation group at "The K" condos, accepting more members;
    Seeking a church community with diverse membership & social outreach;

STUDIES OF INTEREST
    Spanish
    Sign Language
    Book Club (a decade of James Joyce under my belt)
    Aging gracefully

SPECIAL  PLEASURES
    Music in a Group: I brought only my harmonica with me;
    Dancing in a Group- (or with just one, or just "letting go" alone);
    Hiking, & maybe biking.

"GO, GRANNY D!": a performance, but also a cause, no performance fee. ( See tab on website.)


***Wanting to collect  designated "white people" to just LISTEN  to designated "black people,"  not speaking unless  asked

Barbara Bates Smith
barbarabatessmith@gmail.com
475 K St. NW, #1127
Washington DC 20001
202-408-4828

cell: 828-421-7685



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