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At these upcoming events, you can learn more about the Harvey Memories Project and about how to contribute your items to the archive.

Past Events

  • October 6, 2018 (12-3 p.m.) - 13th Annual Pleasantville Reunion - 1422 Ledwicke, Houston, TX. Judson Robinson Sr. Park. A team member from the Harvey Memories Project will be available to demonstrate how to contribute items.
  • September 4, 2018 (3:30-6:30 p.m.) - Rice Farmers Market - 5600 Greenbriar Dr, Houston, TX 77005. Team members from the Harvey Memories Project will be available to demonstrate how to contribute items.

  • September 7-8, 2018 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) - Houston Food Bank - 535 Portwall St, Houston, TX 77029. Team members from the Harvey Memories Project will be available between volunteer shifts to demonstrate how to contribute items.
  • August 30, 2018 (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM)- "Faith During and After Harvey: One Year Later", Room 100, Herring Hall, Rice University

    The Religion and Public Life Program (RPLP) at Rice University, with support from the Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance, is organizing a panel event at the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall in Houston. Join us Thursday, August 30th at 7:00pm on Rice University's campus (Room 100, Herring Hall).

    Religious organizations have often been tapped for support after natural disasters; and following Hurricane Harvey, they are increasingly in the public eye and judged for their ability to respond quickly. Expert panelists at this event will address how faith communities have assisted with continued Harvey recovery efforts as well as how they are preparing for future natural disasters. Framed by relevant social science research on disasters and religion, this will be a conversation on preparing for and executing disaster relief through the lens of faith.

    Panelists: Alexander Johnson, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church; Paula Pipes, Pipes Research and Consulting; Jason Plotkin, Congregation Emanu El; and Omar Samji, Aga Khan Council for Southwestern US.

    Moderator: Elaine Howard Ecklund, Rice University.

    Harvey Memories Project will have a table at this event and will distribute flyers.
  • August 30, 2018 (11:30 AM – 1:00 PM) - "The Federal Response to Harvey: One Year Later", Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

    After Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast and poured historic amounts of rain over Houston and a wide swath of the state, hundreds of thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed. In the year since, displaced Texans have turned to federal agencies, insurance entities and nonprofits for help rebuilding their lives. Where does the recovery stand and what are the long-term plans for getting neighborhoods and towns back on their feet?

    Join The Texas Tribune in person or on our livestream for a conversation about the federal response to Hurricane Harvey one year after the storm made landfall in Texas, moderated by the Tribune's urban affairs reporter, Brandon Formby.

    Panelists include:

    George P. Bush, Texas land commissioner
    Traci Brasher, recovery division director for FEMA Region 6
    Marvin Odum, chief recovery officer for the city of Houston
    Beth Van Duyne, regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Moderated by Brandon Formby, urban affairs reporter for The Texas Tribune

    Harvey Memories Project will have a table at this event and will distribute flyers.

  • August 17, 2018 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) - "Reflections on Harvey: Conversations and Storytelling” 
    Kashmere Multi Service Center, 4802 Lockwood Dr, Houston, TX 77026.
    This event will feature:
    - a panel discussion with Mr. Keith Downey (President of Super Neighborhood 52) and Judith Ramiro (Human Services Program Manager, City of Houston), and others to be announced.
    - free refreshments and children’s activities
    - an oral history booth where you can record an extended interview with Houston Public Library
    - assistance uploading your photos, video, audio, and stories to the Harvey Memories Project, a public archive of digital artifacts associated with the storm. Please bring your devices containing Havrey photos and videos. We will have laptops, cables, and scanners to help transfer media to the HMP website.
    • (This event is being held in partnership with the Houston Public Library.)

    • August 25, 2018 (12 p.m.-4 p.m.) - "One Year After the Storm: Recording and Documenting Your Harvey Story," Katherine Tyra Bear Creek Branch Library, 16719 Clay Rd, Houston, TX 77084.

      Along with the flooded homes and interrupted lives, Hurricane Harvey left millions of stories and images in its wake. As we near the one year anniversary of the flood, a group of local archivists are gathering as many of them as they can. The Harvey Memories Project's mission is to collect, preserve, and share digital artifacts associated with the storm--stories of rescue, resilience, and recovery, as well as stories of painful loss and the lingering questions.

      As part of the project, HCPL's Outreach team will visit Katherine Tyra Bear Creek Branch Library on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM to collect your stories and images for the archive. We'll have audio and video recording equipment and laptops on which you can post your own files to the project website.

      (This event is being held in partnership with the Harris County Public Library.)

    • August 26, 2018 (6 p.m.-8 p.m.) - "Flooded, Rescued, Resilient: Stories of Strength and Heroism,"
      15108 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77047-6714.

      Join us for an evening to celebrate the strength and courage of our community in the face of Hurricane Harvey. Local storytellers will share their stories of survival and heroism, and Precinct One will dedicate a labyrinth commemorating the resilience, compassion and unification of the Houston community at-large.

      Featuring Stories By:

      Miya Shay, ABC Eyewitness News
      Eric Berger, Meteorologist
      Claudia Solis,
      Georgina Castilleja, Houston ISD
      Travis Hebrank, U.S. Coast Guard
      And more

      Date: Sunday, August 26
      Time: 6 PM – 8 PM
      Venue: Tom Bass Park Community Center,
      Address: 15108 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77047

      Light refreshments will be provided. Parking is free.

      (This event is being held in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, Park-Smart Precinct One, and Harris County Precinct One.)