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TRAINING WEBINAR - The Value of Digital Stories

  • Apr 16, 2013 · 2:30 PM
  • Online Meeting

Many people in communities find it difficult to attend meetings and to get up and speak. It is often too daunting. So meetings usually attract the same vocal element. Community engagement must mean reaching those voices unheard and finding the means to give those voices a chance to be heard.

One way of giving people a voice is through digital stories. By getting people to talk about their experiences and their hopes on audio and video in short stories is one way of getting their message across. This has been used to give a voice to many vulnerable and marginalised groups and has been used for example with the travellers and migrant communities.We are now using it with the young unemployed and also residents of housing associations.

This webinar will be presented by Maxine Moar and Francis Sealey who have been working on developing digital stories as an effective means of communication - stories that will be listened to by decision makers and service providers.

Maxine has been a National Delivery Manager for the Home Office, managing police teams and partners to develop and sustain neighbourhood agreements as well as develop initiatives and build strong communities. A key figure in building local and national Community Cohesion polices for over 10 years. she rose to prominence during and after the riots in Oldham and other northern cities and towns in 2001 and has been an adviser to the Home Office under both the Labour and Coalition Governments.

Steve Milton will also be joining us from Wiltshire County Council where their neighbourhood initiative "Wiltshire Voices" brings us the views of people who either do not or cannot participate in civic life.

This is a training webinar and is only available to fully paid up members of GlobalNet21.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I seem to have deleted the email with the link, can someone please send it to me?

    Thanks, Esther

    April 16, 2013

  • Steve M.

    Thanks everyone who persisted through the rather surreal twin tracking videos, sorry about that. Thanks for the questions. I posted something on Rorty and empathy last year - you may be interested. If so, here it is:

    April 16, 2013

  • Keith L.

    Mmmmmmmm empathy. Some of us got it and some of us haven't.

    April 16, 2013

  • David N.

    The stories were interesting, but spoiled by the technical difficulties

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry can't now make it.

    April 15, 2013

  • Cally H.

    Very interesting subject!!!

    April 15, 2013

  • Elena

    Tecnology serving the community and giving voice to those less prone to speak outloud. Looking forward to it.

    April 4, 2013

  • Steve M.

    If you are signed up for this webinar, you might also be interested in
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    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Pamela M.

    People interested in this event may also like to know of the work of Cardboard Citizens -

    March 15, 2013

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