Upcoming Events

FREE Creative Writing Workshops – facilitated by Judy Tate, Four-Time Emmy Award-Winning author, actress, and co-founder of the American Slavery Project:

Monday, September 24, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and

Tuesday, September 25, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

  • Participants should come to have fun, think about their community, and engage in a unique kind of collaborative workshop. Participants don’t have to worry about spelling, editing, structure or grammar or any of the things that make people feel shy about sharing writing. They can even dictate their thoughts to someone else in the group, if they are shy about writing.
  • There are many subject choices are participants will be encouraged to complete several prompts during the course of the workshop– as many as possible! The facilitator will then “paint” a picture with their words to create a cohesive script for a performance by local talent later in the week
  • As participants share their feelings and experiences through a series of fun, interactive activities, and witness first-hand other people’s experiences, our four-time Emmy Award winning facilitator will begin to write a script that will ultimately be rehearsed and performed by local Albion and Marshall actors at the event.
  • Location: Starr Commonwealth’s Mawby Center, 13725 Starr Commonwealth Road, Albion, MI. The first building on the right when you enter Starr’s campus – the driveway to the parking lot is in between two boulders.
  • Please note, participants can come to both of the workshops or either one, depending on their availability. 


Saturday, September 29, 7 p.m. “Uncovering Our Stories”

  • Join us for a uniquely Albion and Marshall event/performance – with local actors sharing your (or your neighbor’s) stories. Located at the Mawby Conference Center Auditorium, the first building on the right as you enter Starr Commonwealth’s Albion campus at 13725 Starr Commonwealth Road.
  • The original content that is shared straight from the heart’s of our friends, family members, and/or neighbors, and then brought to life on stage, is going to make for an incredible, one night only experience. It truly is a can’t miss performance, and we can’t wait to see how it all comes to together (and continues to break down the crumbling divides between and within our two communities – Albion and Marshall)
  • This event is free and open to all!

Early 2019

  • Debut screening of ‘A Common Thread,’ a short film that humanizes our neighbors at a time of extreme divisiveness. Also, enjoy entertainment from local musicians and storytellers.

Stay Connected!

For more information and the latest updates, please visit amrcp.org, facebook.com/amrcp, or connect with Linda, Project Coordinator at linda@amrcp.org or 517-960-2029.

Year Two – The Common Threads that Connects Us All

What are The Common Threads?

Between Albion and Marshall, there are Common Threads that connects us.

With a Common Thread in hand, the AMRCP will weave together opportunities for the residents of both towns to come to together – to engage, grow, learn, and heal from witnessing each other’s experiences.

Today, tomorrow, and the next, we recognize:

  1. Stones once used to build the walls that divide us can be repurposed to sustain bridges that strengthen our understanding of each other and our communities.
  2. Differences in color and income, hometown and religion, past actions and beliefs do not end conversations, but begin them.
  3. There is a seat at the table for everyone.

There is a Common Thread that connects us all. Check out the AMRCP Clips of Marshallites and Albionites who have come together to connect with one another and share their stories, which then add new dimensions to the collective narrative we tell about each community. 

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