Things are in full swing over at the Grand Rapids Community Media Center. My supervisor is gone this week, which has been an opportunity to show the rest of the staff that I can handle things. I am currently working on a project with a program called ArtWorks. I am creating a PSA in Spanish for the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts with my new high school aged friend, Brenda, from the Dominican Republic. It is great to be practicing EspaƱol again....

In collaboration with the UICA, I recently put together a digital storytellig program for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) youth. It will start Aug. 11th and go for eight weeks, every Sat. for two hours. I am SO excited to begin, and bring these kids to our organization, show them how to create their own stories, use their voice and then exhibit their work at our theater and on our t.v. station.

I found the networking and set up for the program to be easier than I thought it would be. I will be done come Oct. with the first session, but we are looking to have a large number of students who want to sign up. Possibly multiple programs will take place, and reaching beyond the GLBT community throughout the year will hopefully make this digital storytelling program a lasting success.

Have a great day, everybody...


Comment from Angela Saylor on July 19, 2007 - 8:38pm

wow sarah you are doing awesome work!! im jealous as i wish i was making so much progress in developing programs or web stuff. im really excited to hear how your class goes and what you find out from it. im glad you appreciated the africa photos as i did! take care.

Comment from danielle martin on July 20, 2007 - 12:07pm

Muy bien senorita! Me gusta mucho!

Ah and the digital storytelling love spreads ;). Don't forget to list your workshop on You should definitely check with Morgan about his experience doing ds with GLBT in San Diego...