Help us make TrueVille!

trueville3Hi Friends,

Joel writes most of the posts here at Big Blue Door, and when I do write something it’s usually a short announcement or a quick thanks, but I’m writing a post now–and a long post at that!–because I want to share why our TrueVille oral history project is so important to me. This project offers us a chance to share the true stories about people who live and work with us everyday here in Charlottesville. And I think as we know one another better, this will make our lives better.

I’m not very political, but I do believe that our local city and county governments will become increasingly important for all of us over the next decade and we will rely on them for more support. So we need to know them. That’s why the first group TrueVille is engaging is the Charlottesville and Albemarle police. I can’t name one single police officer, except the sheriff who married Joel and me 6 years ago (Thanks so much Sheriff Baird!) and I believe he is retired. That’s not how I want things to be.

So, for $1300  we will finish our interviews with the police, transcribe them, and make them available to you through podcasts, written formats, and eventually a live play.

If you like this idea, please share this post on your Facebook page or through email. And if you want to support us with a financial contribution, we would be glad to receive it.

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