I've worked as an attorney, both in litigation and policy, on AIDS issues since the mid-80s. Recent advances in treatments have led to a lessening of the importance of the social construct of AIDS. Its increasingly difficult to engage policy makers and the public with issues such as homophobia, poverty and substance abuse that continue to fuel the epidemic. I'm looking to digital story telling as a way to communicate the stories of people living with or at risk of HIV to policy makers, elected officials and funders.
As part of the “Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn” (L2T, T2L) program (and sponsored by MassIMPACT), this project proposes to train high-school urban youth at the South End Technology Center to develop digital storytelling skills, create inspiring movies and explore new venues for dissemination, dialogue and reflection.
You're invited to a unique opportunity to combine hands-on multimedia training and community program capacity building. The program is called Spreading the Stories (sponsored by MassIMPACT) and it's a 3 full day hands-on workshop where you'll create a digital story and discuss how to implement it in your own organizations.
As part of the MassIMPACT sponsored conference at Northeastern University, a group of community technology activists will have a screening of some locally created Boston community stories, including those from the most recent Spreading the Stories Train-the-Trainer in 2007 and the South End Technology Center pilot to incorporate digital storytelling in the Learn to Teach, Teach to Learn program