Telling Our Stories: Connecting Native Communities through Digital Storytelling and Social Media
Thursday, November 8, 2012 – 10am-5pm, Young Research Library, UCLA
Native communities have utilized the concept of storytelling throughout their history and now with the presence of new media, a process of telling these stories has evolved. With the strong presence of digital and social media, the sharing of stories from rural/reservations to urban areas is easily accessible. The use of digital stories and social media have influenced programming and interventions that impact social issues affecting Native people such as bullying, acceptance, historical trauma, HIV/ AIDS, etc. This one day symposium will allow for discussion of the use of digital and social media by Native professionals and programs.
Sponsored by The Red Circle Project, AIDS Project Los Angeles, UCLA American Indian Student Association, UCLA American Indian Studies Center, UCLA Oral History Research Center, UCLA Department of Information Studies, and Young Research Library of UCLA.