Help discover how digital storytelling can advance social justice initiatives
Digital storytelling provides opportunities for historically marginalized and silenced communities to share experiences, ideas, expertise, lessons, and perceptions about advancing social justice. This project is centered around meaningful collaboration, in which local residents of Chester, PA, (an at-risk community just outside Philadelphia) develop their stories on a wide variety of topics, such as education, affordable housing, gun violence, and anti-racism. Students assist in recording (we use Zoom) and saving their digital stories and help to disseminate them depending on the storytellers' interests and objectives (social media, websites,etc.).
Students will assist in the production of web sites, videos, and audio recordings made in collaboration with local residents and community-based organizations in Chester, PA. As an example, visit http://chesterdigital.sunycreate.cloud/rlbennett/.
|Length of commitment||Less than a semester (1-2 months)|
|In-person, remote, or hybrid?||Remote|
|Level of collaboration||Individual student project |
|Who is eligible||All undergraduate students |
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.
sociology; social justice; urban studies; digital media; social media; web development; race and gender