AT THE HEART OF THE MATTER - A Project of Community Works Manitoba Inc.
At The Heart of the Matter:
Personal Storytelling in a Digital World
Would you like to explore developing a digital storytelling project with us?
Since introducing At the Heart of the Matter in the spring of 2014, Community Works has offered public workshops on a regular basis.
We are also developing storytelling projects through partnerships with interested groups. During the upcoming months we will be contacting agencies and organizations that may want to explore this powerful storytelling resource.
Past projects include an inter-cultural youth project hosted by Islamic Social Services Association in Winnipeg; a project hosted by Wayfinders, a youth mentorship program in Winnipeg; and a multi-media art and digital storytelling project with West Broadway and St. Matthews Maryland Community Ministries on the theme of Home and Community. The project ended with a public exhibit and screening . See Gallery here.
Southern Regional Heath Authority/ Sante Sud is our newest partner. Over the next few months, we will be offering a series of digital storytelling workshops to Southern Manitoba communities. Other Winnipeg partners with whom we currently are developing projects include Spence Neighbourhood Association and Indigenous Family Centre. We also are excited to be returning to West Broadway to facilitate a second storytelling project. It is scheduled for this Fall. This project will bring together storytellers from Indigenous and Newcomer communities.
We provide start to finish project planning and development services, including assistance with community engagement strategies and fundraising through proposal development.
Of course we would love to hear from you if you would like to start the conversation now.
Featured Digital Story
A young woman learns from widows in Rwanda to honour her own story of loss and that it is possible to forgive the unforgivable.
NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Stories from West Broadway, Spence and Selkirk neighbourhoods ...
In October Community Works
is partnering with
WEST BROADWAY COMMUNITY
SERVICES Inc. to deliver a Digital
Storytelling workshop on the theme
of "Culture and Identity" with Indigenous residents and Newcomers from that neighbourhood.
Two other story and art-based projects are in the development stage in collaboration with
SPENCE NEIGHBOURHOOD ASSOCIATION
and the INDIGENOUS FAMILY CENTRE. These projects will invite Indigenous residents, Newcomers, and settlers from past migrations to explore "Stories of Home and Community" together.