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Community Voices: Dudley Cocke, Director of Roadside Theater

Dudley Cocke's talk on Art and Democracy: Aspects of a People's Theater given March 31, 2011 at the Lyric Theatre in downtown Blacksburg, VA. Community Voices:…
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Don't think I've posted this before but here is a talk with Dudley Cocke telling three stories of cultural organizing, Junebug-Jack, and the power of story.  Follow their work at Roadside Theater and look to other companies they've partnered with in the past like Junebug Productions and Idiwanan An Chawe.

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Make Story a Priority

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"Our minds prefer to prioritize stories more highly than they do communication in other forms of information like lists and figures.

 

University of Virginia Psychologist, Daniel T. Willingham, has referred to stories as “psychologically privileged.”

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Create an Oral Family History by Documenting Stories and Genealogy of Relatives - AARP

Create an Oral Family History by Documenting Stories and Genealogy of Relatives - AARP | storytelling for change | Scoop.it
Read how technology makes it easy to bring your family's story to vibrant life in a living, evolving multimedia document.
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A Bankrupt Narrative - Huffington Post

ABC News A Bankrupt Narrative Huffington Post A consistent and easy narrative has quickly emerged around the Detroit bankruptcy filing -- but it's wrong.
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Where Africa's New Narratives Go Wrong - Think Africa Press

Where Africa's New Narratives Go Wrong - Think Africa Press | storytelling for change | Scoop.it
Think Africa Press
Where Africa's New Narratives Go Wrong
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Typically, narratives about Africa have been shaped by non-Africans and not been particularly complimentary.
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StoryCorps' list of great questions!

StoryCorps' list of great questions! | storytelling for change | Scoop.it
Our mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.
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The role of curators in storytelling as tribal influencers and bankers

The role of curators in storytelling as tribal influencers and bankers | storytelling for change | Scoop.it
We are increasingly confronted by more and more content, and that is why many of us appreciate services that help us discover the gems. Google tackles the p
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Good post - I'm a little wary of the romantic curator but there are good comments that reflect that.

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Our Stories | Black History Preservation Project | Syracuse South-Side Initiative

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"Our motto, “YOUR STORY IS OUR HISTORY and OUR HISTORY IS WORLD HISTORY”, indicates the importance of community participation in the preservation of culture and history. Through the virtual community museum, we are able to share our Syracuse and Central New York stories with the world."

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StoryCorps

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Our mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.
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Blank on Blank

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Vintage interview tapes. New animations. Our mission is simple: curate and transform journalists' unheard interviews with American icons. The future of journ...
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Great repository of old interviews with new illustrations

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Love letter to white people - The Feminist Wire

Love letter to white people - The Feminist Wire | storytelling for change | Scoop.it
A love letter to white people.
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Thanks Charis.   

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White people, it’s time to learn to listen. Not just to studies, but to people who aren’t us. This is what it means to love. Let us learn to trust truths that we cannot live in. Let us question our own implication in these narratives. Do we get uncomfortable when we’re around large groups of black men? Do we assume that a black mother wearing hoop earrings is on welfare? Does that make us devalue her? Would we assume that a black job candidate might be less qualified than a white job candidate based on their race? We might. We could. We often do. It is ugly to admit, but it is also the truth. Studies tell us so. So do stories.

 

Love requires accountability. We must admit that we see race and that we see it in ways that can lead to discrimination and violence. We must hold ourselves accountable not only for sins of the past but also for the structures we uphold in the present.

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The Power of Humanities and Storytelling in Medical Education

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by Daniel George, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Humanities, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania Storytelling is central to the human experience. In fact, it is quite lik...
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Longform: The Hoboken Sound: An Oral History of Maxwell's by Rob Tannenbaum, Craig Marks

Longform: The Hoboken Sound: An Oral History of Maxwell's by Rob Tannenbaum, Craig Marks | storytelling for change | Scoop.it
Remembering the indie rock club that The New York Times once said was “so New York that it’s in New Jersey.” (The Hoboken Sound: An Oral History of Maxwell's http://t.co/yxKyOqSbcm)...
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Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Little Story Maker

Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Little Story Maker | storytelling for change | Scoop.it
"Little Story Maker is a excellent iOS app for digital storytelling. This is a great little (no pun intended) app that allows students to import their pics and then type text and record their voice to that pic to tell a story. Best of all are the settings that will allow text to be highlighted as it being said. This is great for those learners learning to read."
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Story colored glasses: Participatory Narrative Inquiry

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Cynthia Kurtz's Participatory Narrative Inquiry method quite similar to my practice. Love it! http://t.co/zfRZo2snJM via @complexified
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Jeff Gomez on Story as a Catalyst for Social Change: Reawakening the Grand Narrative | Tribeca

Jeff Gomez on Story as a Catalyst for Social Change: Reawakening the Grand Narrative | Tribeca | storytelling for change | Scoop.it
"Story is more powerful than any weapon." Empowered storytellers can signal calls to action in distressed nations.

 

While traveling a few weeks back I had the good fortune to meet an Egyptian scholar. “Isn’t it wonderful,” I said, “how the Internet and social media were used by your people to free themselves from an oppressive regime?”

 

His response surprised me: “Oh no, Facebook and Twitter didn’t free us. Yes, they were tools we used along with diligent housewives, copy machines and handwritten flyers. The true tipping point happened late last year when our parliament retained power with the usual brazen wave of election fraud, corruption and thievery. The difference this time is that they didn’t even bother to lie to us about it. They didn’t even tell us a story.”

As someone who has spent the last decade advising the entertainment industry on how best to extend big movie and videogame properties across an array of strange new media platforms, I’ve had to think about story from any number of perspectives. What I’m coming to understand is this: Story is more powerful than any weapon. More than warriors, storytellers have influenced the way we’ve evolved as a race...."


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City Lore

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City Lore’s mission is to foster New York City – and America’s – living cultural heritage through education and public programs
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