Presentation Abstract @ YTH Live 2014
Imagery has the power to create subtle inner shifts within an individual that lead to larger external change. Our presentation explores how imagery becomes meaningful and moves storytellers and policymakers toward personal and community healing. Individuals and communities integrate digital storytelling in advocacy and research designed to advance reproductive health and justice. Our participatory and advocacy skills approach examines two videos created by digital storytellers at Denver-based Florence Crittenton High School in the project ‘Social Media for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Access, and Justice’ funded by the Ford Foundation (2013-15). Whether you are a storyteller with a narrative to share, an evidence-based researcher or a health justice campaigner that relies on testimonials, we will explore how to craft digital stories with visual idioms of personal transformation and with imagery that works better with policymakers. Follow the presenters on Twitter: @Tweetnica & @otanezm.
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Community screening of digital stories produced by teens at Denver-based Florence Crittenton High School, 11:30am-1pm at Florence Crittenton High School. Project funded by the Ford Foundation (pdf).
FREE Screening of digital stories produced by pregnant and parenting Latina teens, 11:30am-1pm at Florence Crittenton High School, Denver, Colorado. Project funded by the Ford Foundation (pdf flyer)
Digital stories crafted by students in the Anthropology Department at the University of Colorado, Denver, screened as part of the ‘Emerging Filmmaker’s Project‘ at 8pm at the BUG Theater in Denver, Thursday 16 May 2013.
‘Emerging Filmmakers Project,” Denver-based Bug Theater, 8pm, 15 December 2011. The videos below will be screened at the event. The videos produced by students in the course “Culture of Development and Globalization,” Anthropology Department, University of Colorado, Denver, Fall 2011. Marty Otañez, Instructor
‘Krokodilstränen’ (Crocodile Tears) Burgi Ruffatti, Producer
‘ICE CUBES,” Ash Collins, Producer
‘Tambores y Fogatas’ (‘Drums and Bonfires’) Joe Ewing, Producer
Daniel Weinshenker, Producer (click for video)