The Ethics and Practice of Digital Storytelling as a Community-Based Participatory Approach in Public Health

  • Date:
    Nov 15 2014
    From:
    09:00am to 05:00pm
    Location:
    New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd.. New Orleans, LA

    A short course offered by the Learning Institute of the
    142nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association
    Pre-Conference LI Fee: $300

    Course overview

    Digital storytelling, as a process, is a sensitizing tool for narratively informed public health research, advocacy, and health promotion practice. The purpose of this Learning Institute is to enable participants to understand the myriad 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 digital storytelling methods; and understand the process of digital storytelling. By the end of the session, participants will be able to demonstrate critically enhanced awareness of ethical issues surrounding participatory visual and digital methodologies and effective ways to address these issues. We will employ a number of teaching methods during this Learning Institute, including mini-lectures, case studies and small group work, interactive writing and narrative sharing exercises, and open discussion.

    Faculty

    Aline Gubrium, PhD

    Associate Professor

    School of Public Health and Health Sciences

    University of Massachusetts Amherst

    agubrium@schoolph.umass.edu

    Amy Hill, MA

    Director, Silence Speaks

    Center for Digital Storytelling

    Berkeley, CA

    amylenita@storycenter.org

    Louis Graham, DrPH, MPH

    Assistant Professor

    School of Public Health and Health Sciences

    University of Massachusetts Amherst

    lfgraham@schoolph.umass.edu

    Lisa Wexler, PhD, MSW

    Associate Professor

    School of Public Health and Health Sciences

    University of Massachusetts Amherst

    lwexler@schoolph.umass.edu

    How to Register

    To view detailed Learning Institute Course descriptions and fees go to www.apha.org/meetings/highlights/LearningInstitutes.