Aline Gubrium, associate professor of community health education, has organized and will lead a daylong course on “The Ethics and Practice of Digital Storytelling as a Community-Based Participatory Approach in Public Health” at the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting and expo from Nov. 15-19 in New Orleans.
Assistant professor Louis Graham and associate professor Lisa Wexler, also of community health education, will conduct presentations for the course along with Gubrium and Amy Hill, director of Silence Speaks at the Center for Digital Storytelling in Berkeley, Calif.
According to Gubrium, “This course will enable participants to understand the ethical issues of carrying out community-based participatory research that employs digital storytelling as a methodology, build skills for appropriately addressing the ethical concerns that may arise in the context of using this participatory visual and digital method, and understand the digital storytelling workshop process.”
The course is offered as one of APHA’s Learning Institutes, which are half- or full-day courses that give attendees the opportunity to take part in interactive learning while earning continuing education credits. It is scheduled for Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.