This project is about building bridges. 

The Amana Stories Project is a space for our Amana community to share transformative narratives, stories, and perspectives around identity, culture, and race that transform the reader’s understanding of community. During Black History Month, this page will reflect stories from Amana staff, parents, students, board members, and community partners embodying the vastness + richness + depth of the Black experience. Sharing our stories (and opening ourselves up to understanding other’s stories) is an opportunity to build bonds and connect with each other on a very human level.
We welcome you to share your own story, or to peruse through this page over the coming weeks and months to take a peek at this vibrant, beautiful diversity that makes this Amana community so special. 

    ZACHARY BROWN
    Amana Teacher

    JADEN SMITH
    Amana Student

    LILLY LEGESSE
    Amana Parent

    A’DONNA GARRETT
    Amana Parent

    TIFFANY EVERETT
    Amana Teacher

    CHARLESINA JOSEPH
    Amana Parent

    NADINE STRICKLAND
    Amana Parent

    ZEKI ABDULAHI
    Amana Teacher

     

    REBECCA SHAW
    Amana Teacher

    NEMA JACKSON ROBERTS
    Amana Parent

    NATHAN BOYCE
    Amana Student

    LEWELLA DOWLING
    Amana Parent

    What’s your story? 

    In honor of Black History Month, we would love for you to share a narrative, story, or perspective around racial awareness that is meaningful to you or has been pivotal to you in your personal journey.
    Amana staff, parents, students, board members, and community partners are welcome to contribute their stories via any medium (video, short essay, poem, audio recording, original song, photography, or art). 

    Submit Your Story

    Welcome! As you consider how you'd like to share your story, consider answering any ONE of these questions: a) Tell us what your first experience was with forming an idea about race. b) Share an important/memorable moment when you felt inspired/proud/grounded in your identity. c) What dreams do you have for the future of the next generation?
    • Please tell us your name. If you'd prefer to remain anonymous, just type Anonymous in the First and Last Name fields.
    • This can be in the form of a video, document, photograph, piece of art - it's up to you. Maximum file size is 29MB. If video: please make sure video is LESS THAN 3mins.
    • Maximum file size is 29MB.