Commending the Southern Order of Storytellers and recognizing November 14-20, 2004, as Georgia Storytelling Week; and for other purposes.
WHEREAS, the ancient folk art of storytelling was almost lost in this country, but in 1975 the National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling, now called the National Storytelling Network (NSN), a nonprofit organization, was founded to promote the art of the storytelling and established its headquarters in Jonesborough, Tennessee; and
WHEREAS, the art of storytelling is a valuable method of sharing American folklore and is an important means of contributing to Georgians´ knowledge of the history of our state; and
WHEREAS, the art of storytelling embraces the history and lore of diverse cultures and exposes all Georgians to the richness of our differences while fostering understanding; and
WHEREAS, the Southern Order of Storytellers was chartered in Georgia in 1982 as a nonprofit organization with a membership of 25 and has grown to include over 300 storytellers throughout the state; is an affiliate member of the NSN and a resource partner with the Center for Character Education, a collaborative program of the Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Humanities Council, and the Georgia Power Foundation; and contributes to the self-esteem of students.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES that the members
of this body commend the Southern Order of Storytellers and recognize the week
of November 14-20, 2004, as Georgia Storytelling Week.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to the Southern Order of Storytellers.
03/03/2004 House Read and Adopted