FYI, just got this from the Center for Digital Storytelling:
Dear Friends of the Center for Digital Storytelling,
As we wrote last month, the 2nd International Day for Sharing Life Stories will take place this Saturday, May 16th, 2009.
We are asking all of the folks on our mailing list to take 10 minutes this week to visit http://www.ausculti.org and join on our newly updated website. Log in to add your name, information about your organization’s work, links about sites related to your work, or of general interest to our communities.
We have also built the site so that each point on the map can include a media story. You will simply need to copy the embed code from the story (as with Youtube videos) and paste it into your post on the site.
About the International Day
Began last year as an opportunity to celebrate and promote life stories, as well as a way to encourage critical thinking, cultural democratization and social transformation. The International Day is organized by The Museum of the Person International Network (Brazil, Portugal, USA and Canada) and the Center for Digital Storytelling (USA, Canada, Denmark, Czech Republic, Ireland and Portugal)
The chosen theme for this years’ Day is Journey for Justice – Migration and Refugees. The Human Rights Commission of U.N. estimates that there are currently 21 million refugees in the world. According to the International Organization for Migration, there are 200 million international immigrants all over the world. We want to hear the stories of people who have experienced migration in order to develop dialogue about this important matter in our societies and promote social change.
The day was chosen in part to honor Studs Terkel, the American writer, radio journalist and oral historian who passed away in October of last year. Studs would have celebrated his 97th birthday this May 16.
Besides that, we could not leave aside the importance of any other person’s life stories. So, whatever your work with life stories is, join us!
The idea of the ausculti.org website is to show these stories and to promote a space for listening and exchanging experiences.
Post your stories, listen to other stories, and celebrate this day with us!