Director Eliaichi Kimaro reflects on the power of personal storytelling to mobilize people, ignite dialogue, and contribute to the groundswell that leads to change...

Having worked for 15 years as a community organizer and trauma counselor in Washington, DC and Seattle, Ms. Kimaro took her activism to a wider audience by merging her beliefs, experiences and creativity in the medium of film. The result is her directorial debut, the award-winning personal documentary, A Lot Like You.

And now, with every screening, she witnesses the power of story to integrate, connect, transform and heal,

Using her film journey as a backdrop, Ms. Kimaro will engage the audience in discussion about the important connections between creative expression and experience in strategically re-centering conversations around ethnicity, identity, cultural identity, accountability and justice.

Filmed on location at:
WA State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Annual Conference
Closing Keynote Address
September 21, 2011
Spokane, WA

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