Unboxed LGBTQ Intergenerational Online Digital Storytelling Project

Program Type:

DIY, More Fun Stuff, Older Adults

Program Description

Event Details

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Everybody has a story! Learn how to find your story and tell it using digital storytelling techniques during this intergenerational workshop for the LGBTQ community.

The Denver Public Library has partnered with StoryCenter to provide this opportunity for LGBTQ teens and older adults to share experiences, talents, and inspirations. Studies show that connections between younger and older generations lead to understanding and mutual respect that benefit individuals as well as communities.

StoryCenter facilitators will guide participants through a collaborative creative process using images, music, and voice narration to make their  stories into short videos. You do not need tech skills or previous experience to participate. If you do not have access to devices or the Internet, we can provide those for you.

You will have the chance to reflect on meaningful past experiences, build relationships in a creative community, engage in fun activities to learn new skills, and craft your story. You also get the option of having your story archived by the library to document LGBTQ lives in Colorado.

Check out these examples of LGBTQ digital stories:

Jalen Coleman (he/him) - I'm just a guy

Lee Graham - Twirling Goddess

John Holt - Awareness 

Kate Burns (she/they) - The Good Fight

Participants must be able to attend all meetings:

Sunday, October 10th at 11:00 a.m. (One hour pre-session) (for teens only)
Sunday, October 17th at 11:00 a.m. (Two hours) (for all ages)
Sunday, October 24th at 11:00 a.m. (Two hours) (for all ages)
Sunday, October 31st at 11:00 a.m. (Two hours) (for all ages)
Saturday, November 6th at 11:00 a.m. (Two hours) (for all ages)
Sunday, November 14th at 11:00 a.m. (Two hours) (for all ages)
Saturday, December 4th at 11:00 a.m. (One hour) (for all ages)

Teen participants will gain valuable tech skills and help with some of the behind-the-scenes work of the program. As a result, they will be paid a stipend of $300 for their participation.

If you are an LGBTQ teen or older adult who would like to participate, please complete this simple form to apply.

If you have questions, please email Amy DelPo at adelpo@denverlibrary.org.

Thank you!

Ngozi Oparah
Facilitator Ngozi Oparah

StoryCenter

Jonny Chang
 Facilitator Jonny Chang

 

 

This workshop is funded by LinkAGES at the Denver Public Library. LinkAGES Colorado is a collaborative initiative with a vision of preventing and reducing social isolation through creating opportunities to develop meaningful relationships across ages. This is being done by a network of organizations supported by a backbone of technical assistance committed to offering intergenerational programs through collaboration, leveraging resources, and building capacity.

LinkAGES

 

Sign language interpreters and real-time captioning via CART are available upon request with notice of three business days to SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org or 720-913-8487. For other public accommodation requests or concerns related to a disability: DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org.

Automated voice-to-text captioning is available for all virtual programs. Need help getting set up?