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North York Community House - Digital Storytelling Workshop

March 22, 2012

North York Community House is a non-profit organization that works to empower people to create and share their own digital stories as a strategy for personal and community transformation. They work with communities to use digital storytelling as a tool for engagement and mobilization efforts, for educating and raising awareness about urgent social issues, to work for policy change, assess community needs, conduct research and evaluate programs. NYCH offers digital storytelling opportunities to community organizations, schools, health care centres, and other groups through Customized Digital Storytelling Workshops.

They collaborate to make a program that meets the needs of your community. Their mobile media lab enables us to work with you in your own community. NYCH offers digital storytelling opportunities to the general public three to four times a year. The next workshop is Friday April 27-Sunday April 29, 2012.

In a digital story workshop, participants craft and record first-person narratives, collect still images, video, and sound with which to illustrate their pieces, and are guided through computer tutorials that enable them, with teacher support, to edit their own story. Their workshops offer a safe, supportive environment in which participants with little to no prior video-making experience can make their own 2-5 minute video. While the term "digital storytelling" has been used to describe a wide variety of new media practices, what best describes their approach is its emphasis on first-person narrative, meaningful workshop processes, and participatory production methods. Based on the model developed by the Center for Digital Storytelling in Berkley, California, North York Community House is part of an international movement of people using digital storytelling to empower individuals and communities who are working towards a more just and equitable world.

NEXT WORKSHOP:
April 27-29, 2012 (Fri-Sun)
9am-5pm
Cost: $500

Watch some stories!
www.storycentre.wordpress.com

Workshop Location:
North York Community House
638 Sheppard Ave. W., Suite 220
North York, Ontario
M3H 2S1

To register or for more information, please contact Emmy Pantin at emmy@storycentre.org, phone: 416-636-2600 ext. 26

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