How Did You Get Here?


As part of Island City Waterways, we invite you to record a short video answering the question, “How did you get here?” Everyone comes from somewhere. Please tell us your story or your family’s story.

Record your video and upload it to YouTube with the title “Your First Name - Island City Waterways” and this brief description: How did you get here? As part of Island City Waterways, Rhythmix Cultural Works asks Bay Area residents to share stories about how their families came to live in the region. We’ll add it to our playlist so others can be inspired by your family’s history.

Watch the clips above for examples and follow these prompts to record your story:

  1. What is your full name?
  2. Where do you live?
  3. Where is your family from?
  4. How did you and/or your relatives get here?

Try to keep your video to two minutes or less. We recommend shooting it against a plain wall or background with your camera far enough away to include at least your head and shoulders in the frame.

By uploading your video with the words “Island City Waterways” in the title, you agree to allow Rhythmix Cultural Works, a nonprofit community arts center, to add your video to its YouTube playlist and include portions of it in programs and promotional materials related to Island City Waterways.