Ode is a bimonthly, live storytelling event developed to reflect our community’s economic engine, which has been the meat industry. This relatively high paying/low skill work has drawn immigrants from Latvia, Poland, Germany, Ireland, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Ethiopia, Somalia, etc. For this event – Stories Without Borders – we teamed up with two other nonprofit organizations. We presented six storytellers in a step toward a better future, encouraging awareness, connection, and a celebration of our community’s true story. Read Current’s story.