Tell Your Story.
Participate in the National Day of Listening.
November 25, 2011
"Never again will a single story be told as though it is the only one."
-- John Berger
Too often, only the stories of the privileged become a part of the historical record, and the stories of the marginalized and oppressed are forgotten. Telling stories and listening to stories reminds us of our shared humanity, strengthens and builds the connections between people, teaches the value of listening, and weaves into the fabric of our culture the understanding that every life matters.
The National Day of Listening is an opportunity to include YOUR voice in StoryCorp's Wall of Listening, and preserve the stories that make up your life.
The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is partnering with StoryCorps to encourage the diverse and vibrant people of Chicago to lend their stories to the National Day of Listening. On the day after Thanksgiving, StoryCorps asks all Americans to take an hour to record an interview with a loved one, such as a favorite relative, friend, teacher, or someone from the neighborhood.
You can use recording equipment readily available in most homes-such as computers, iPhones, tape recorders, or pen and paper. StoryCorps provides a guide for writing questions, using simple recording equipment, and sharing your stories on their website.
The National Day of Listening is easy, fun, and transformational!
Tell them the Hull-House Museum sent you!
* All views expressed are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, or the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts.