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Black Lives Matter is Collecting Audio Recordings for a Public Story Bank

The project asks people to imagine a world where black life is valued.

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Telling our stories is not just a political necessity, but also an opportunity for catharsis and public healing. Which is why we must be concerned when certain stories are marginalized by more mainstream—and perhaps more comfortable—narratives. A new project by Black Lives Matter, called I Imagine, intends to collect the stories of people around the U.S. and archive them in a public story bank. Calling on contributions from anyone who wants to share their vision, Black Lives Matter asks people to submit a short one to two-minute recording prompted by the phrase, “In a world where Black Lives Matter, I imagine...” Contributors will be compelled to share their dreams and imaginings of a future where black life is valued.

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