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2016 Annual Report

2016 Custom and Public Workshops and Participants

Custom Workshops: 75    Custom Workshop Participants: 701
Public Workshops: 48      Public Workshop Participants: 316
Public Webinars: 34       Public Webinar Participants: 2068

Total: 157                       Total Participants: 3085


2016 Custom Workshops

January

  • Payne Foundation Staying Positive, Denver, CO: Stories of women living with HIV in service of combating stigma.
  • NOLA Inst of Women & Ethnic Studies, Tulane Univ: Snapshot stories addressing sexual and reproductive health and justice issues, told by women of color.
  • Transgender Law Center, Atlanta, GA: Transgender women of color living in the Atlanta area.
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  • Seeds Mediation Center, Berkeley, CAHigh school students and adult facilitators of a Berkeley-based restorative justice program.

February

  • Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA: Stories by faculty. This was the second workshop at W & L, following one the previous year (2015).
  • Annenberg Inst for School Reform, Brown Univ, LA, CA
  • Berkeley Public School Funds, Berkeley, CA: Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School teachers create stories to use as sample stories for their students.
  • Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA: Training for first year college students in a global studies program to assist with developing stories with senior citizens in Toronto
  • Gates Foundation, Arizona State University, New York, NY: Stories from African American teens and parents about the use and effects of technology in thier lives. These stories were part of a research project run out of Arizona State University and funded by the Gates Foundation.

March

  • Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, San Francisco, CA: Stories made to decrease stigma about the use of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) by men and transgender women who have experience with PrEP in San Francisco.
  • Cal State Fullerton Guardian Scholars, Fullerton, CA
  • Grassroots Soccer, Cape Town, South Africa
  • USAFA / DFF / DFIP, USAFA, CO: Stories from US Air Force cadets abroad who reflected on what it means to be an American in foreign countries and how global awareness is important to leadership. 
  • Agnes Scott College, Momiji Montgomery’s Inn, Toronto, Canada: Agnes Scott students assisted with digital storytelling workshops at 2 different locations in Toronto, Canada. One location was at Momiji, a retirement home for Japanese Canadians (storytellers ranged in age from 80- 103). The second location was at Montgomery's Inn, a local museum. Participants were senior citizens from a variety of different community organizations.
  • Northern Virginia Community College, Fairfax, VA: Custom webinar series to help international students tell their stories about an experience in the USA. Participants were from developing countries and were participating in a one year program at community colleges across the USA. The program is sponsored by the US Dept. of State, and participants attended 11 different community colleges.
  • Drexel Univ Coll of Med, Ctr for Nonviolence & Social Justice, Phil, PA: Participants from HHP (a hospital-based program designed to reduce re-injury and retaliation among youth, ages 8-30, who are seen in the ED for intentional injuries- gunshot, stab, or assault wounds) shared their stories of experiencing intentional violence and trauma. The workshop is part of a reflective/personal healing process, and some stories will be shared to address and prevent violence. 
  • Houston Community College System, Houston, TX: Faculty and staff created stories as part of HCC's 3-year digital storytelling initiative to address 21st -century literacy challenges and to integrate dst into the curriculum

April

  • WESPAC Foundation, Palestinian Youth Project, White Plaines, NY
  • Afghan Women’s Writing Project, New York, NY
  • Asian Pacific Inst on Gender-Based Violence, Oakland, CA
  • Bemidji Area Indian Health Services, Bemidji, MN: Participatory process to develop StoryWork toolkit.
  • Excelsior College, Albany, NY: Stories from nurses and nursing faculty about their own practice and what care means to them. 
  • Swarthmore College Voices of Healing, Philadelphia, PA
  • Transgender Law Center, Oakland, CA: Stories by transgender justice leaders who participate in TLC's Postiviely Trans steering committee.
  • Foundation for Health Generations, Seattle, WA

May

  • Houston Community College System, Houston TX: Faculty and staff created stories as part of HCC's 3-year digital storytelling initiative to address 21st -century literacy challenges and to integrate dst into the curriculum
  • Gates Foundation, Arizona State University, New York, NY
  • Vanderbilt University Curb Center, Nashville, TN
  • WestEd, San Mateo, CAStories by young women who have participated in the San Mateo County visiting nurses program for new parents used to communicate about the importance of visiting nurses for young mothers and their children.
  • City College of San Francisco Associated Students, San Francisco, CA

June

  • California Youth Connection HCTAYC, Humboldt County, CA:
  • Duke Univ, Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education, Durham, NC:
  • Florida’s Children First, Florida Youth Shine, Tallahassee, FL:
  • Univ of WA Bothell Campus Forest Workers Project, Bothell, WA: Stories by forest workers (6) and promotoras (2) who work with them about unsafe working conditions and the mutual support needed to decrease job injuries and access medical care. 

July

  • California WIC Association, Davis, CA: Approximate number of audio pieces by individuals who work at California Women Infant and Children programs. 
  • California State Library, Califa Group, Sacramento, CA:

August

  • Seedsworks Fund Nurstory Project, Denver, CO: Stories from nurses and nursing faculty about their own practice and what care means to them. 
  • Eastman Foundation, Kingsport, TN: Team-building workshop with Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability executive team members
  • Univ of Colorado RMPHTC, Denver, CO: Stories about public health issues affecting Native Americans and how to use these stories effectively in those communities for positive behavior change. A webinar to help train public health professionals in how to create engaging audio stories for use in their work. 
  • Planned Parenthood Toronto, Toronto, Canada: The Prevention Engagement Action and Knowledge (PEAK) Project is an initiative of Planned Parenthood Toronto that aims to educate and inform youth about HIV/AIDS through interactive activities. Therse stories were from the last workshop in a four year project where youth told stories about HIV, prevention and stigma
  • Univ of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA:

September

  • Swarthmore College, Philadelphia, PA
  • Boston Children’s Hospital THWD, Boston, MA
  • UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA
  • Contra Costa Midrasha, Walnut Creek, CA: High school students that are part of a Jewish life program who will go ont to collect stories from elders at a Jewish senior living facility.
  • Northeast Transportation Connections, Denver, CO: Working with citizens in a Denver neighborhood to help decide the public art component of a new transportation walking/biking path that connects them to transit options. 

October

  • New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, NM: Work with participants from throughout New Mexico to create digital stories to be included in an exhibition on counter culture running from May 2017 through Feb. 2018.
  • Drexel Univ Coll of Med, Ctr for Nonviolence & Social Justice, Phil, PA: Participants from HHP (a hospital-based program designed to reduce reinjury and retaliation among youth, ages 8-30, who are seen in the ED for intentional injuries- gunshot, stab, or assault wounds) shared their stories of experiencing intentional violence and trauma. The workshop is part of a reflective/personal healing process, and some stories will be shared to address and prevent violence. 
  • The Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus, OH

November

  • Eastman Foundation, Kingsport TN: 10 employees from Eastman share stories about their experiences of diversity and inclusion (or not) in the workplace. Participants serve in one of 4 employee committees addressing issues for women, African Americans, people who identify as LGBTQ, and internationals, and work to improve the hiring policies and work environment at Eastman. 

December

  • Earlham College, Richmond, IN: Educators and students from Earlham college will be learning how to use digital storytelling in their classes and as part of university-community projects.