Six-City Roadshow Travels around Georgia, Telling Stories about People with Disabilities

Treasure Maps: The Georgia Storytelling Roadshow 2021, hosted by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities and L’Arche Atlanta, kicked off on June 18 to creatively showcase 10 Georgia storytellers’ personal viewpoints into what it’s like living with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) in their community. The pop-up, interactive, outdoor theatre traveled to six Georgia cities in June and July:

  • Columbus – Friday, June 18
  • Savannah – Friday, June 25
  • Macon – Saturday, June 26
  • Athens – Wednesday, July 7
  • Dahlonega – Friday, July 9
  • Atlanta – Saturday, July 10

It included live-local hosts, film screening, installations and interactive activities, all under safe social distancing practices. The roadshow feature is a film screening of “Treasure Maps,” the movie featuring Georgians who share about their lives, their challenges and their communities. Watch the full show here.

Shannon M. Turner, creative director of the project, said, “We want to provide a virtual stage for the important stories of people with I/DD. But an equally important component is to provide education and advocacy to the general population and legislators around the Medicaid waiver, a vital funding structure which supports the lives of people with I/DD so they can live independently.”

Our Treasure Map Storytellers:

  • Kathleen Artis, Dawsonville, GA
  • Ronald Bovell, Stockbridge, GA
  • Adnan Curry, Athens, GA
  • Gabriela “Gabby” Dollar, Lawrenceville, GA
  • Faith Harris, Lawrenceville, GA
  • Michael E. Holton, Jr., Guyton, GA
  • Ryan Lee, Dunwoody, GA
  • Angad Sahgal, Atlanta, GA
  • Blaire Usher, Sugar Hill, GA
  • Jessica Winowich, Columbus, GA


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