Digital Storytelling Workshop (Fall 2023)
Faculty interested in incorporating digital storytelling around the Lived Experiences: Race at Miami project are encouraged to apply for the upcoming Digital Storytelling Workshop to be held August 8-10, 2023. Funded by the Oxford Community Foundation and the Miami University Humanities Center, this Miami - Oxford community collaboration will focus on the Black experience in the Oxford Community. Led by the StoryCenter, a non-profit organization that has been training people in the skills of transformational storytelling and community building across the globe since 1993, this workshop will provide storytelling training to an equal number of Miami University faculty and community leaders from Oxford.
Miami-Oxford Community Events (Fall 2023)
Join us for an upcoming exhibit featuring primary resources from the holdings of Smith Library of Regional History and local community organizations, which will be co-curated by Brad Spurlock, Smith History Library Manager and Jacqueline Johnson, Miami University Archivist. Focusing on the Black experience in Oxford, Ohio, the exhibit will encourage participants to develop a sense of community through a shared local history, and promote racial healing. The exhibit will open August 7th with a reception and keynote by Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, the first woman of African American descent to serve as national president of the League of Women Voters. Jefferson-Jenkins is also a 1974 graduate of the former Western College for Women, Oxford, Ohio.
We are looking to collaborate with faculty and educators to develop curriculum materials that will use resources produced as part of the Lived Experiences: Race at Miami University project. Possible collaborations could include supporting student-created storytelling assignments for the website, incorporating Lived Experiences resources into media productions, or developing curriculum materials that can support research projects across a range of disciplines or age groups. Contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Share Your Stories
Do you have a story to tell? Lived Experiences is an ongoing project and there are many ways to get involved.
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