Récits du Roulant: A Storytelling Event


You’re invited to an exciting new Santropol Roulant themed storytelling event. We have some very special guests, as well as an opportunity for you to get involved. Read on for more info and to RSVP:

What: Stories of the Roulant! Our headlining storytellers include Chris Godsall, co-founder of the Roulant; Frankie Traichel, current farm co-coordinator; Ren Nilsson, author of The Southern Wall and professor in social innovation; and Jonathan Lebire, co-founder of Comm-Un. There will also be an open-mic where you’ll have the opportunity to tell a Roulant-related story (just be sure to keep it under five minutes long!). Snacks lovingly prepared by the kitchen team will be available free of charge, too.

Why: To celebrate the memories and connections that we’ve fostered over our 28 years of community care, good food, agriculture, and more.

When: Thursday, September 28. Doors open at 17:00. Storytelling and snacks from 17:30-19:30 (be sure to be on time so as to not disrupt the storytelling)

Where: On the second floor of Santropol Roulant (111 rue Roy E)

Cost: Free, but you can sign yourself and your close ones up by clicking the link below!

Is signing up mandatory? No, but it helps us manage the logistics of the event.

The event will be bilingual, with a mix of some stories told in French and some in English.

Wondering what kind of story to share during the open mic? We expect donors, volunteers, clients, former and current staff, and many other friends of the Roulant to be present, and we know that you all have interesting insights into the community and stories surrounding Santropol Roulant’s work. Anything that you find relevant to the Roulant in some way, goes! There are just a few simple ground rules: 

  • The story has to be five minutes or shorter
  • No caricaturing or explaining a culture that isn’t your own (e.g., no fake accents or explaining the customs of a community that you don’t belong to)
  • No celebrating unwanted sexual advances
  • No racial slurs or hate speech
  • If you choose to include another person’s race, orientation, physical appearance, or able-bodiedness, be sure that it is intrinsic to the story 

You won’t want to miss taking in engaging stories from these close friends of the Roulant, who range from co-founder to present-day team member. Feel free to contact Clare by email or at (514) 284-9335 with any questions. We can’t wait to see you there!

Illustration by Catherine Chen