"I won't soon forget these stories from the Yonsei Memory Project..."

On Saturday, February 9th, we hosted our final performances for “Storytelling for Change” in a standing-room-only presentation room at Fresno State’s Henry Madden Library. We are so proud of our Storytelling Fellows! Thanks to critic, Donald Munro, for his moving review, in which he writes: “I won’t soon forget these stories… These were stories that cried, that snuck up on you, that fired up your indignation, that made you giggle. Some were raucous, messy and loud. Others were delivered with a slight quiver in the speaker’s voice, and you knew the act of delivering a monologue in front of 100 people could be a story of triumph in itself.”

Many thanks to all of you who joined us!

Top row, Storytelling Fellows: Iman Alamri, Anjali Kapoor-Davis, Nohemi Samudio Gamis, Daniel Del Muro, Will Freeney, Paul Sanchez, Cassandra Little, YMP co-director, Nikiko Masumoto, and Chimine Arfuso. Seated: Storytelling Fellows, Cindy Vang; YMP co-director Brynn Saito; Saburo Masada; Marion Masada.

Top row, Storytelling Fellows: Iman Alamri, Anjali Kapoor-Davis, Nohemi Samudio Gamis, Daniel Del Muro, Will Freeney, Paul Sanchez, Cassandra Little, YMP co-director, Nikiko Masumoto, and Chimine Arfuso. Seated: Storytelling Fellows, Cindy Vang; YMP co-director Brynn Saito; Saburo Masada; Marion Masada.

Brynn Saito