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Dear World: National Storytelling Project Stops in Eau Claire

UWEC students, faculty, and staff, were photographed as part of inspiring project

Rebecca Mennecke |

DEAR WORLD. Kallie Friede, Associate Student Services Coordinator for the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center at UW-Eau Claire, shared this message as part of the Dear World national storytelling project. (Photos via Dear World project)

The Dear World project – a national storytelling project that aims to helps organizations build cultures of authenticity, inclusivity, and purpose – visited the UW-Eau Claire campus on Sept. 28 as part of the organization’s Dear World College Tour. The project captured short messages and stories of students, faculty, and staff through a camera lens. The project has included6 more than 150,000 individuals across the entire country. “I realized the ingredients of a marker, a camera, and a short meaningful message was nothing short of magical,” the founder said. “Everyone has a story worth sharing.”