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. Plans are being made for a memorial exhibit at the Museums which will open October, 2018 and include the following interviews.
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. 40 people died.
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.
Sheriff Dave Thompson