Storytelling and Digital-Age Civics with Media, Activism and Participatory Politics (MAPP) Project

About this Series

This webinar series explores storytelling as a practice that bridges cultural and civic/political engagement. We define storytelling as a shared activity in which individuals and communities contribute to the telling, retelling, and remixing of narratives through various media channels. To create these stories, youth make use of various media including theater, photography, blogs, books and videos. Organized around the lifecycle of a story, this webinar series will explore the affordances and challenges of digital media for civic action by bringing together civically active youth to discuss how political narratives are created, produced, spread and recontextualized through "digital afterlife." To encourage a fruitful discussion, we have invited people and groups who represent a broad range of perspectives and practices.

Monthly Webinar Series

Calendar

Webinar #1 - Finding Your Story
10:00 AM PST
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E. Huerta, M. Howard, J. Russell, C. Zou, M. Mendoza
10:00 AM PST
Webinar #2 - Making Your Story
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L Bird, D Electra, A Warner, C Carruthers, T Ikeda, R Ayala, U Gonzalez
10:00 AM PST
Webinar #3 - Spreading Your Story
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T. Aldrich, N. Mullick, R. Fregoso, K. Primeau, J. Merchant
10:00 AM PST
Webinar #4 - Considering Your Story’s “Afterlife”
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J. MacIntosh, J. Donovan, W. Ali, P. Fein, J. Patheja, L. Ajayi

Partners

Studying how youth are critical to the future of democracy and how technological changes are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors.
MAPP studies diverse youth-driven communities which translate mechanisms of participatory culture into civic engagement and political participation.
Youth Radio is an award-winning media production company where students learn to produce marketable media for massive audiences while bringing youth perspectives to issues of public concern.
Media Arts + Practice (MAP), within the School of Cinematic Arts is devoted to exploring the potentials of scholarly expression, visual storytelling, data visualization and social media, including business, education, medicine, urban planning and law.
Produces research about the ideas, attitudes, decision making, and lived experiences of black youth, especially as it relates to their political and civic engagement.