ep·och/ˈepək/: a period of time in history or a person’s life, typically one marked by notable events or particular characteristics.
Sisters Hannah and Shardae Hasan have worked together for over ten years, planning and executing events and classes that center the arts and social and cultural consciousness. Their work is known for creating spaces that are inclusive, educational, entertaining, and that build community. They are the co-creators of the storytelling platform Epoch Tribe. Under the Epoch Tribe umbrella, they create and facilitate storytelling master classes and create and produce full scale live storytelling events that use the arts of the written and spoken story to highlight some of the most pressing social issues of our time. Some examples of master classes that they have led and facilitated are:
Storyhealing for Leadership (Promise Neighborhoods of Lehigh Valley in Allentown, PA)
Storytelling for Organizational Mission (SENT Seminar in Scottsdale, AZ)
Storytelling for Sisterhood (Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Annual Conference in Doylestown, PA)
For all of the storytelling events, Epoch Tribe interviews people to get true stories, writes the stories, and then works with storytellers to learn the stories and share them at a live community event. These events are one of a kind experiences that build community, create understanding, give light to the stories of people and communities who exist within the margins, and more. Some examples of their full scale storytelling events include:
Shahadah Stories Series: Live storytelling event and podcasts that includes the true stories of Muslims and their journeys with finding faith.
Muddy Turtle Talks Series: Live storytelling events that feature the true stories of a communhttps://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article225208320.htmlity impacted by gentrification, poverty, and a changing city
Black Mama Endangered: Live storytelling showcase that featured the stories of black girls and women and their experiences with pregnancy and maternal health.