Starting in 2008, the Center for the Study of Brooklyn embarked on a collaboration with StoryCorps, a national oral-history type project whose mission is to honor and celebrate the lives of its participants through the act of listening. Each StoryCorps conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Millions listen to StoryCorps broadcasts on public radio and the web.
It is the Centerís belief that its study of Brooklyn, through rigorous quantitative and qualitative methodologies via the various disciplines of demography, statistics, epidemiology, etc., will be that much more compelling if it can also record and share the personal experiences of Brooklynites who are impacted every day by the issues it is exploring. The stories of people in Brooklyn who may be living with HIV/AIDS, who have just arrived from another country, or whose family is facing foreclosure on their home, are a vital component of informing the Centerís research and policy work.
As the Center for the Study of Brooklyn collects stories through its StoryCorps Brooklyn initiative, it will share audio clips via its website, and supplement its research findings and public policy work with participant stories.
If you are interested in telling your story, please contact:
Edward Morlock, Research Assistant