Conceived and directed by Artistic Director Anthony Moseley


Family Tree Stories, a digital library of oral family narratives bringing us closer together. Family Tree Stories is a new mixed media project that illuminates how systemic oppression impacts our ancestral narratives and how interconnected our family stories are—featuring 10-minute videos from various Chicago storytellers, each sharing their family's history. 


+ Phase 2 of Family Tree Stories will include the launch of a BETA website at familytreestories.org that uses data mapping as a navigation tool. 


+ Phase 3 will include the public's ability to submit a video of their own family tree story for inclusion in the database, eventually creating a digital library of family narratives. 


The 16 original Family Tree Storytellers are Dana N. Anderson, Dr. David Ansel, Dr. Finley Campbell, Tommy Carroll, Sandra Delgado, GQ, Arica Hilton, Loretta "Firekeeper" Hawkins, Jamil Khoury, Sean Patrick Leonard, Aria Mallare, Sammy Rangel, Jasmine Robinson, Jacqueline Russell, Priya Shah, and Nikolaj Sorensen.

+ The Family Tree Stories website launches in April 2021. Still, all 16 Family Tree Stories are now available on our YouTube channel, soon becoming a membership media-based platform called the Together Network

Sculpture artwork and images provided by KARA JAMES STUDIO

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