Honoring Dr. King & the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement
Special Digital Storytelling Workshop in DC
Fifty years ago, my parents were both active in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. My mother worked across the South trying to end the voter suppression of the Poll Tax; my father helped working people stand up to unjust labor practices; both were part of the build up to the March for Jobs and Justice in 1963. What I would give for my children to hear their stories of that time. Sadly, both are long gone.
It is in their memory, and in the memory of millions like them, that I will be leading a unique intergenerational workshop focused on social justice themes in Washington, D.C. It will be held on August 3-5, 2013 (Saturday-Monday) from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday and 9:30 am - 1:00 pm on Monday. I would like you to join me there.
We invite parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, any older generation person with any youth to come to a special two-for-one priced workshop to celebrate Civil Rights during the month of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on the National Mall. This intergenerational project will provide an opportunity for a shared story, using Washington, D.C. and all its history as a backdrop, all produced on the iPad.
Workshop attendees can come as partnered pairs (two people sharing one story) for the regular individual price of $795. And for $1095, CDS will provide your team with a 16GB WiFi-only iPad Mini with appropriate apps for the project. We have a few partial and full scholarships available.
This is an amazing way to be part of history and to build connections within your own family.
Please visit http://www.storycenter.org/iphone-workshop/ for more information, and fill out a secure online registration form at http://www.storycenter.org/iphone-registration-form/. We hope that you or members of your network who are interested in learning more about storytelling will be able to join us!
As always, thanks for your support. I look forward to seeing you there.
Founder and Executive Director
Center for Digital Storytelling