Part 2 - Putting Our Stories on Stage

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First in the Great Leap at 40: The Gatherings series, Part 2 - Putting Our Stories on Stage was the title of a Great Leap event held July 8, 2018 at Senshin Buddhist Temple in Los Angeles. The event served to gather voices and community around the origins of the Great Leap organization.


This Gathering covered the second decade of Great Leap, roughly 1982-1992. Promotional material for the event explained, "From the early 80s through the early 90s, GREAT LEAP was affected and inspired by major national, local and community events: the Japanese American Redress Movement, the AIDS crisis, the L.A. Uprising and more. THis led to the creation of another album, a short film, youth arts programs, two original ballets, two musicals, and a turning point in GL's direction as a performing arts organization.