The Beyond Borders: Linking Our Stories initiative is a collaboration between volunteers and staff of two women’s organizations in Armenia and Turkey. We aim to collect a number of interviews from women in both countries, to transcribe, translate and post each story on our blog, to hold a conference in Sirince, Turkey in July 2013 with 14 participants from both sides, to hold workshops on conflict transformation and theater techniques, and to produce a final performance based on the collected stories. We will also publish two books: one in Armenian and Turkish only, and one in English. A short film will be made documenting the meeting and the final performance in Sirince. And finally, a second performance and book release will be held in Yerevan, Armenia.
We are counting on people who believe in this project and want to work with us to transform the long standing conflicted relationship between Armenia and Turkey for support. Please visit our Kickstarter campaign page to donate, to learn more about the project and to share with your friends. The support we have gotten so far from people in many different parts of the world is encouraging and making us realize that this project is much needed and anticipated.