Gubrium's "Hear Our Stories" Project Launches

ISI Fellow Aline Gubrium is the lead PI for "Hear Our Stories: Diasporic Youth for Sexual Rights and Justice." The research project, funded by the Ford Foundation, is comprised of digital stories told by young mothers enrolled at the Community Adolescent Resources and Education (CARE) Center of Holyoke. Interviewed by New England Public Radio, Gubrium explains that the project helps to "put a face on human policy," and that "[d]igital story telling is a great way to do it. It is shore, captures peoples' attention. It shows the young women in these stories as people getting by in their lives just like everybody else."

The stores were shown for the first time in Holyoke, and subsequent showings are planned for New York City and Boston. Find NePR's coverage here, and a YouTube video about the project here.