SURVIVANCE: the ongoing survival; the continual reclaiming of one’s presence and voice; a collective renunciation of systemic oppression and intentional harm on a person and/or a people.
About the Survivance Storytelling Project…
Life One Year in the Pandemic Stories from Chicagoland ALAANA
Welcome to the Survivance Project: A Digital Storytelling Time Capsule. Survivance is a digital space, a preservation of stories from the ALAANA* community in the greater Chicagoland area about living and surviving during the pandemic, one year later.
The pandemic is a once-in-a-century human event. The stories of how ALAANA were impacted by the Coronavirus are important in this moment of a lifetime.
Survivance is our voices, our lived experiences; this is our moment.
*ALAANA is defined as: (African, African-American, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American) by The Field Foundation of Illinois.