Stories In Service: Day of Neighborhood Storytelling
Each gathering represents a neighborhood village where intergenerational audiences are empowered with tales that help to shape and restore cultural identities. The day will be documented and broadcasts on PhillyCAM's stations (Comcast 66 and Verizon 29), generating positive and progressive media 'stories' in each neighborhood.
- Lonnie Young Recreation Center (GERMANTOWN)
- Hawthorne Cultural Center (SOUTH PHILLY)
- Community Education Center (UNIVERSITY CITY)
- Malcolm X Park (WEST PHILLY)
- Village of the Arts and Humanities (NORTH PHILLY)
What We Need & What You GetWe Need:
- Transportation and Travel
- Production and Post Production Costs (Sound, Memory Cards, Hard Drives, Editing)
Lots of stuff to thank you for your support! Posters, Pictures, DVD's, Post Cards, Personalized songs, Producer's Notes, Planning Assistance to hold Stories In Service in your city.
- Create local community spaces where intergenerational audiences feel inspired to interact and sharing stories with one another
- Restore positive cultural images in urban communities by sharing stories that communicate strengths, sources of creativity and ideals of progress and unity
- Challenge negative community images often perpetuated in mainstream media by creating our own media around “our stories”.
- Gain the attention of arts, education and political leaders, advocating for cultural andeducational programming in communities
- Highlight the project as a display of a collective action towards strengthening andrebuilding communities that have been marginalized and misrepresented by mainstream
- Support other groups in using traditional and cultural arts as a tool for progressive social change.
Other Ways You Can Help
- Send this campaign out in your groups newsletter or in an email to your friends
- Organize groups to attend one of the neighborhood events
- Collect group donations - share the project with people in your office, church, dance class or community group and make a donation to the project in the groups' name (it will appear in the credits of our broadcast)
- Support the storytellers in your own community and recognize them for their "griot work".
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