Our Hear Here team has been interviewing people in libraries throughout San Francisco and Oakland about their lives and memories. Now they want to know about the places that make those memories what they are. They’re asking a simple question: what’s a place in your neighborhood that matters to you, and why?
Here’s how one person responded: “My name is Guenet Sebsibe and a significant place in my neighborhood is my friend Mame’s hair salon.”
Guenet Sebsibe iss originally from Ethiopia, and the Bay area’s large Ethiopian community helps remind her of home. She took Hear Here producer Anne Huang along to take part in a special cultural ritual on the Ethiopian New Year.
This story was recorded by Anne Huang and produced by Audrey Dilling. You can share your own answer to Hear Here’s question right on the project’s website.
You can also meet the producers in person on Saturday, October 13 at Hear Here’s live storytelling event at LitCrawl.