We give background on how the "Finding Our Way" storytelling project was conceived and executed, including details about the participant recruiting process and our “listening parties.” We also walk you through the new StoryCorps section of our website, explaining features of the public page’s edited stories, and offering a sneak peek at the raw story archive, which is still under construction but will soon be available for advocacy partners to access.
It’s become a tradition: Each year, in the lead-up to Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day, we co-present an online workshop on social media for social change with Joaquin Uy of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance. In the three years we’ve done these training Hangouts, one fact has remained constant: Social media is all about relationships and community.
Our new StoryCorps page currently features five short audio stories that help listeners understand how homelessness affects families in our community, and we'll continue adding stories over coming months.
Do you know an advocate who has a personal story about family homelessness? Encourage them to apply for an upcoming storytelling workshop with experts from The Moth. Lisa Gustaveson from Seattle University's Faith & Family Homelessness Project gives us the lowdown on this exciting opportunity.
In September, Seattle University students Perry Firth and Krista Kent created nine new infographics as part of our series, Poverty and Homelessness in the Public School System. The experience inspired them to create one super-infographic that they nicknamed “The Big Brain.” What are the perils of encapsulating so much information into one bold visualization? Perry takes us behind the scenes of creating this brand-new infographic, “Child Homelessness & Toxic Stress: Far-Reaching Consequences.”