The Great Thanksgiving Listen
The Literacy Assistance Center is pleased to be partnering with StoryCorps this year for The Great Thanksgiving Listen.
The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national project that empowers people to create an oral history of the contemporary U.S. by recording a conversation with someone special over the Thanksgiving holidays using the free StoryCorps App. Interviews become part of the StoryCorps Archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress where they will serve as an invaluable resource for future historians.
Now in its third year, the Great Thanksgiving Listen has grown from an experimental challenge issued by StoryCorps Founder Dave Isay into a vital movement. To date, thousands of community organizations, high schools, and individuals from all 50 states have participated and preserved almost 80,000 interviews, providing our country and communities with priceless pieces of personal history. This year, the Literacy Assistance Center is excited that StoryCorps is inviting adult literacy students in New York City to add their voices to this massive collection.
For technical questions regarding the StoryCorps App, visit The Great Listen Help Page. Need help with content and implementation? Contact Abby Easton, StoryCorps Education Partnerships Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Participate
Participants in The Great Listen learn invaluable interviewing and active listening skills, develop effective communication strategies, gain familiarity with the StoryCorps App technology, and ensure their stories are heard. Great Listen interviews can be conducted in any language.
How to participate:
The Literacy Assistance Center hopes that all of you will take advantage of this exciting opportunity.
Make sure to use the keyword "LAC2017" in your interviews and create a specific keyword for the interviews collected through your program. For example, if your organization is called XYZ Literacy, your participants could use the keyword "XYZ Lit Great Listen 2017".