Digital Storytelling

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To help immigrants share their experiences and perspectives, AFSC provides training and support in new storytelling technologies. 

Storyology

Immigrants of all ages and from many countries have participated in AFSC’s “Storyology” workshops in North Carolina. In this video, Siem Yohanes tells the searing tale of his journey from Eritrea to the United States: 

Nothing about us without us

All too often, when immigration issues are discussed, there is an empty chair at the table. The people at the center of the debate are unseen and unheard.

In AFSC’s San Francisco office, Pablo Paredes is working with immigrant youth to change that. “We have to tell their story and not hide it. A movement has to be led by those most affected,” he argues. By making their stories visible, they can humanize and inform the immigration debate.

New video: AFSC NC intern shares her journey to acceptance as a Muslim young woman

Putri Pamela Powell is one of the Youth Cultural Media Project interns in AFSC's Greensboro, North Carolina office. Watch the meaningful short digital story she created reflecting on her journey from Indonesia and her understanding of herself as a Muslim young woman.  

Watch her story here:  http://youtu.be/TzK_ZFsST6E  

Putri's Story

Putri Pamela Powell is one of the Youth Cultural Media Project interns in AFSC's Greensboro, N.C., office.

Watch the meaningful short digital story she created reflecting on her journey from Indonesia and her understanding of herself as a Muslim young woman.

Hiroshima Summer

In the summer of 1967, Carolyn McCoy was 12 years old and visiting Japan with her family. On Aug. 6, they visited Hiroshima, where they took part in memorial activities marking the 22nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city. 

Storyology Charlotte 2012 seeking volunteers!

Storyology: Digital Storytelling by Immigrants and Refugees returns to Charlotte in 2012! 

 In October 2010, AFSC-NC sponsored an amazing class with local immigrants that included workshops on storytelling, photography, basic video and audio editing, and community building that resulted in powerful 3-5 minute films about each person’s journey.  

 In January and February 2012, we are bringing Storyology to the International House of Charlotte, thanks to a grant from the Arts & Sciences Council.

Dinner and some movies!

Friday, December 9, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Friends from across Greensboro for an engaging, educational and fun evening. Share a potluck meal.

View several short films produced by immigrants and refugees, learn more about AFSC's work with immigrants, and share your ideas for how to make our community more welcoming.

The films are a powerful and inspiring way to hear immigrant stories in their own voices.

 

Bring a dish if you are able!

Video Stories Spark Creativity, Common Ground in NC

AFSC’s immigrants rights program lifts up voices of immigrants through digital storytelling.

How-to Manual for Digital Storytelling with Immigrants and Refugees!!

Just released: How-to Manual for Digital Storytelling with Immigrants and Refugees!!

AFSC’s Area Office of the Carolinas has just completed a how-to manual for a model of our Storyology class: digital storytelling by immigrants and refugees. 

In October 2010, NC Immigrant Rights Program Director Lori Fernald Khamala and AFSC Youth Arts Fellow Kali Ferguson developed and organized a class in Charlotte, North Carolina for local immigrants to learn how to tell their stories using 21st Century technology.

Choose to listen: The storyology digital storytelling project

storytellers

A short film delving into the power of stories to connect and inspire both the storytellers and the listeners.

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