After Pangea Day which brought the world together through films from around the world, the International Day for Sharing Life Stories aims to bring people together through stories. In a mixture of live performances and digitally recorded stories, people from all over the world will talk about their lives.

As well as the official event, the organisers are inviting people to host local community get-togethers to share their stories. The website also has details of other events inspired by the life story day, including a Canadian project to share family traditions.

Photo from British Colombia Literacy Forum’s share a family tradition project

The International Day for Sharing Life Stories is coordinated by the Museu da Pessoa and will take place on May 16th, 2008.

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Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.