Digital Storytelling: Minnesota Youth Story Squad
Wednesday, December 19, 1:00-2:15 p.m.
(Talk will start promptly at 1:00 p.m. with up to 30 minutes allowed for questions.)
Room 420B Bruininks Hall
Speaker: Professor Jigna Desai
Join Professor Desai as she shares her work in digital storytelling. If you are looking for examples of creative digital storytelling and working with issues of equity, advocacy and academic engagement, this session is for you.
Jigna Desai, Professor in the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies department, is the co-founder/leader of Minnesota Youth Story Squad (MYSS). MYSS is an organization that amplifies the voices of young people in the Twin Cities by mentoring youth, leading discussions on social issues, and reflecting together on their schools, families, communities, and futures. Its innovative digital media curriculum uses storytelling to enhance learning and harness young people’s creativity through spoken word poetry, zines, protest posters, and video-making.
This program is free for Communicators Forum members, and $10 for non-members.