Pulitzer Center Update

Global Engagement Through Digital Storytelling with Maura Youngman at Inspire 2010, 3/27

March 27, 2010


Siena College

Siena Hall 104

Pulitzer Center Education Coordinator Maura Youngman will present at the student conference Inspire 2010.

Workshop description: "Global engagement through digital storytelling" encourages participants to cultivate global awareness in local communities using multimedia tools. In this session participants explore and practice using digital tools and multimedia platforms to foster community engagement in international issues. After watching an array of films on international issues including HIV/AIDS, public health, food insecurity and water scarcity, participants discuss strategies to draw local connections to global issues. In breakout sessions, participants will receive primers on interviewing and film production skills. Using flip cams, groups conduct interviews and practice voicing community stories with global ties to high-trafficked educational multimedia sites.

INSPIRE 2010 is a student conference in partnership with the Bonner Foundation. The Bonner Foundation works with some 80 colleges and universities across the United States through its Bonner Scholars and Bonner Leaders Programs. The Pulitzer Center is a national partner of the Bonner Foundation, providing resources and engagement opportunities for students and faculty to enhance their personal, leadership and professional development skills and expand their knowledge of international issues and perspectives.