THE EARLY HOURS
In the early hours of November 8, 2018 The Thousand Oaks Teen Center was established as a crisis response center where families and friends of loved ones who were unaccounted for from the tragic shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill could gather and await information. Within hours this crisis response center was evacuated along with much of the Thousand Oaks community as the Woolsey and Hill fires ignited and bared down on this already tragedy-stricken town. The days and weeks that followed included sadness, anger, chaos, confusion, and the audacity of the indomitable human spirit to show up within the people of Thousand Oaks.
A THOUSAND STORIES
For every member of the Thousand Oaks community there are a myriad of stories to be told about what was experienced over those days and weeks. While those stories are born out of deep tragedy and loss, there is within them an unparalleled amount of strength and hope. It is the hope of this project to provide a space for people to share these stories that are being carried. Through a variety of opportunities this project will seek to collect stories from those affected by the community tragedies and the hopeful and uplifting responses that followed.
Friday 11/8/2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM