History & Healing after the Fires
The Museums of Sonoma County invited Listening for a Change to create video interviews of Sonoma County residents who lost their homes during the devastating fires of October, 2017. Visit the Art Museum of Sonoma County now to view the exhibit which opened October 6th, 2018 and continues through January 27th, 2019.
This is an ongoing project. Listening for a Change is reaching out to households to hear multiple voices from varying geographic fire-destroyed areas as well as differing demographics. The fires burned over 5200 home in Sonoma County with an additional 1200 other structures including businesses, barns, etc.
24 people died in Sonoma County.
It is important to share one’s story to promote healing and for those receiving the gift of story to begin to understand what our neighbors have gone through and how they have been affected. Together, with better understanding, we will be able to work more effectively to rebuild our devastated community.
Voices From the Fires is a piece that is currently being shown at the Art Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa. Visit the exhibit, From the Fire—A Community Reflects and Rebuilds,
from October 6th, 2018 through January 27th, 2019
Deputy Sheriff Dave Thompson