Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Senator John Heinz History Center
7:00 PM EDT - 8:30 PM EDT
Whether you’re a seasoned genealogist or the keeper of your family stories, the Heinz History Center’s new programming series, “The Story of Our Lives,” seeks to reveal new ways of thinking about who you are, why your family matters, and how the work of family storytelling is essential.
Featuring thinkers from various backgrounds, perspectives, and fields of study, “The Story of Our Lives” will explore the big questions of genealogy and offer new insights into the practice of piecing together your family’s history. For the first installment, Dr. Robyn Fivush, a nationally renowned scientist, and Njaimeh Njie, one of Pittsburgh’s most engaging multimedia artists, will discuss how telling family stories can positively impact people and society.
Dr. Fivush is a professor of psychology who studies the role of reminiscing and sharing family stories in the development of emotionally resilient children. For decades, Fivush and her Emory University colleagues have compiled data on the benefits of family stories on child wellbeing.
Njaimeh Njie is an artist and multimedia producer who uses images and documents of family and neighborhood history to honor everyday experiences and spark visual gateways into the past. In discussing their work, Fivush and Njie will offer insights into the many ways that telling family stories can positively impact people and society at large.
Registration & Admission
This is a hybrid program. Attendees can participate either online or in-person at the Heinz History Center.
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The Story of Our Lives: Why Tell Family Stories? is almost here!
We're looking forward to having you join us tonight, July 20 at 7:00pm EST!
If you have reserved tickets to attend in-person:
Please check in at the admissions counter when you arrive. Doors open at 6:30pm.
You can find information about directions and parking on our website, and see Health & Safety for up-to-date guidance on the public health measures in effect at the Heinz History Center. At this time, masks are not required in the History Center, however they are encouraged.
If your plans have changed and you wish to attend virtually rather than in-person, please use the Zoom link below.
For more information or to request additional accommodations, please contact Sierra Green at email@example.com.
If you have reserved tickets to attend virtually:
Please use the Zoom information below to access the program.
Webinar ID: 829 7396 7786
Please note, it is best to use a device that has a bigger screen to view the speakers and their presentations.
If you have any questions before the event, please contact Sierra Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.