By Patrick McNeil, Leadership Conference Communications Assistant
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is partnering with the Center for Digital Storytelling (CDS) on a project – All Together Now – that aims to gather civil and human rights stories from seniors (over 55) and young adults (15-30). The stories highlight bridging generation gaps to stand together in taking action to support civil and human rights. Many storytellers talk about how the legacy of the civil rights movement has impacted their lives and their communities.
Participants share their stories at workshops across the country – called Storied Sessions – and then upload these contributions with an accompanying picture to a portal where the body of work is showcased. Visitors can also upload their own stories, the result of which could potentially be hundreds of stories vitalizing the collective legacy of civil and human rights.
Future Storied Sessions will take place beginning tomorrow in Denver, but check out the list below to see if one of these workshops is happening near you:
- Saturday, October 5: Denver, CO at American Friends Service Committee
- Thursday, October 10: Montgomery, AL at the Rosa Parks Museum
- Friday, October 11: Birmingham, AL (Venue TBD)
- Saturday, October 12: Berkeley, CA at the Center for Digital Storytelling
- Saturday, October 12: Montgomery, AL at the Southern Poverty Law Center
- Saturday, October 26: Phoenix, AZ, at the Greater Phoenix Urban League
- Saturday, November 2: Philadelphia, PA at the Painted Bride Art Center
- Saturday, November 2: Chicago, IL at Austin Coming Together and Little Village
- Saturday, November 9: Washington DC (Venue TBD)
- Saturday, November 9: Atlanta, GA at Alternate Roots
- Saturday, November 16: Cincinnati, OH at Kennedy Heights Arts Center
Additional national partners of the All Together Now project include Southern Poverty Law Center, Color of Change, Equal Justice Society, and many others. If you’d like to attend a workshop, please fill out an application. For more information about the project, please visit www.storycenter.org/all-together-now.