StoryCorps is coming to Jackson from February 5 to March 6, 2015, and they asked us at Equality Mississippi to help them reach out to Mississippi’s LGBTQ community prior to ensure that LGBTQ voices are heard.
StoryCorps is a nonprofit oral history organization that records conversational interviews between pairs of people who know each other well–usually family members or friends. Each conversation lasts for 40 minutes and can be on any story or experience that participants feel like sharing. At the end, participants take home a broadcast-quality CD recording of their talk and are given the option to archive a copy at the Library of Congress for the benefit if future generations. A very small percentage of the recordings are produced for national radio broadcast. This is a public service so it is completely free!
They have just launched StoryCorps OutLoud
, a national effort to record and preserve the voices of LGBTQ people. Please click here
to listen to some of the stories that have already been produced for radio broadcast through OutLoud.
If you would like to be part of the project, you may register directly with StoryCorps by using the following link direct link to the private calendar, through which they book pairs of people to come in and record.
Click here to view the calendar and make a reservation.