Purpose

CONTACT US

For comments, questions, or story suggestions, please contact the Director: [email protected]

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

Our City, Our Story is a storytelling project based out of Rockford, Illinois. Started by director and producer Pablo Korona as a video series in 2011, it is now on its third season and has produced over 50 pieces and 5 live events. Our City, Our Story’s small production team takes the input and suggestions received from the community to our editorial team and, with their help, chooses and develops these stories into the pieces you see today.  

Our City, Our Story aims to share the stories that comprise this community’s unique, complex, and diverse identity in order to connect and inspire us. We believe that it is important to tell these stories not only to show the world who we are but also remind ourselves of the things that make us.

Our City, Our Story aims to diversify and celebrate this community’s identity and its many voices and perspectives by sharing the stories of its people and places. It is important to share these stories not only to tell who we are but also to remind ourselves of the things that make us. We tell the stories that connect and inspire us.

PRESS + DISTRIBUTION

CNN Money
Upworthy
Washington Post
Entrepreneur Magazine
Etsy
Fast Company
Kottke.org
USA Today
NeighborWorks
Space.com
Mental Floss
BoingBoing.net
Business Insider
Children's Hospitals of Minnesota

PUBLIC SPEAKING + TRAINING

Illinois Arts Council
Featured Project at OneState of The Arts Conference

NeighborWorks NTI
Trainer/Presenter

MakeMovingPictures
       Public Housing Video Instructional Curriculum.