Sep 28 | Call for Participants: The Moth Storytelling Workshop on Caregiving at CUNY

Application Deadline: Friday, September 28, 2018, 11:59pm.

The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY in collaboration with The Moth College Program, is pleased to announce a storytelling workshop for CUNY students who are family or paid caregivers for the elderly, ill, or disabled and who are looking to tell their stories of juggling work, family, school, and caregiving obligations. This workshop is organized by Kathlene McDonald as part of “The Labor of Care Archive: Caregiver Narratives from CUNY and its Communities” Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.

Over the course of two days, participants will learn principles of Moth storytelling, brainstorm stories of their own, and share those stories with one another. They will learn the secrets of great storytelling, find the story they want to tell, and connect with peers. At the end of the workshop, participants will celebrate with a StorySLAM—a chance to share the stories they have been working on with peers, friends, and The Moth fans.    Workshop Details

Dates: Saturday, October 20 and Saturday, October 27, 10:00 AM—1:00PM

StorySLAM: Saturday, October 27, 3:00—5:00PM

*Please note that priority will be given to applicants who can attend all sessions of this free workshop.

Location: The City College Center for Worker Education, CUNY: 25 Broadway, 7th floor

Workshop cap: 15 participants

Eligibility: CUNY students who are family or paid caregivers for the elderly, ill, or disabled and who are looking to write about the care relationship, the labor involved, and/or its impact on their life, school, work, and other care responsibilities.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 28, 2018.

How to Apply: please click here to fill out this google application form. 

 

About The Labor of Care Archive: Caregiver Narratives from CUNY and its Communities: This project works closely with labor and arts-based community partners to create, showcase, and archive personal narratives by and about family caregivers who tend the elderly, ill, and disabled while working and/or going to school at CUNY, as well as oral history narratives from home health workers in the New York City area, many of who are CUNY students themselves and who often work in partnership with family caregivers.

About the Moth College Program: The Moth College Program brings workshops and StorySLAMs to campuses across the country. Workshops build a sense of community across diverse social groups and subject disciplines and create a new way for students to consider themselves and the world around them. Our goal is to help students strengthen the skills necessary to succeed in college, develop reflection and perspective on their life, build bonds of community in the often isolating college years, and forge a path toward a lifelong involvement in and appreciation of storytelling.

About the Center for the Humanities The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY encourages collaborative and creative work in the humanities at CUNY and across the city through seminars, publications, and public events. Free and open to the public, our programs aim to inspire sustained, engaged conversation and to forge an open and diverse intellectual community.

For further questions, please contact Kathlene McDonald at kmcdonald@ccny.cuny.edu