The Great Thanksgiving Listen

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WBHM is proud to partner with StoryCorps for the Great Thanksgiving Listen.

This Thanksgiving weekend, StoryCorps will work with teachers and high school students across the country to preserve the voices and stories of an entire generation of Americans over a single holiday weekend.

Open to everyone, The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national assignment to engage people of all ages in the act of listening. This specific effort is designed for students ages 13 and over and as part of a social studies, history, civics, government, journalism, or political science class, or as an extracurricular activity. All that is needed to participate is a smartphone and the StoryCorps mobile app. Click for more details or visit The Great Thanksgiving Listen Facebook page.

Click here for The Great Thanksgiving Listen toolkit.

 
 
Google joined forces with StoryCorps to promote the Great Thanksgiving Listen. This holiday weekend, use the StoryCorps app to record and preserve a conversation with a loved one.

Watch the Wall Street Journal Video-How to Make Family History with StoryCorps using the free StoryCorps App -posted 11-17-215

Watch Robin Roberts, host of ABC Good Morning America!, and Cohost Michael Strahan of Live! With Kelly and Michael talk about StoryCorps and how to join our efforts.

 

Amy Stiftel-Sedlis

Amy Stiftel-Sedlis

Assistant Producer



StoryCorps

StoryCorps recognizes the profound historical importance of capturing the stories of the LGBTQ community and the urgent need for this work to happen now. StoryCorps OutLoud is a multi-year initiative dedicated to recording and preserving LGBTQ stories across America. OutLoud will honor the stories of those who lived before the 1969 Stonewall uprisings, celebrate the lives of LGBTQ youth, and amplify the voices of those most often excluded from the historical record. The end result will be a diverse collection of stories that will enrich our nation’s history.

StoryCorps: “There’s a little piece of you that’s still shining through.”
11-27-2015

Amanda: So how does your queerness impact you on a day-to-day basis? Steven: My queerness operates in very different ways when I’m in a professional setting. I’m expected to be in slacks and things that are not form-fitting. Three months into the job, I was told if I wanted to fit in, I needed to […]

StoryCorps: “I’m not complicated…”
11-24-2015

Lacey: I identify as bisexual so that means that I am attracted to people of multiple genders. I used to feel like, in queer spaces, that I wasn’t queer enough to be there. I was constantly having this fear that other people were sort of assessing my queerness. It constantly felt like it was insufficient […]

StoryCorps: “You’re a person of value…”
11-20-2015

Kristye:  I feel like I loved you before our first date, but I didn’t think that was possible. And when I pulled up to meet you, I got out of my car and you got out of your car, and I’ll never forget the look on your face because you … your eyes were real wide, […]

StoryCorps: “I got in the most trouble I think I ever had in my entire life.”
11-17-2015

Derrick: When I was younger, I remember I was on the playground and I kissed a boy. It wasn’t like anything sexualized or anything like that, but I got in the most trouble I think I ever had in my entire life. I had no perception of what bisexuality was, but I guess that was when I would […]

StoryCorps: “The difference is in everybody’s heads.”
11-13-2015

Jonathan Hankins and partner Maura Barnett are expecting their first child and discuss raising him with their gender nonconforming values. They had a conversation at Storycorp’s mobile booth in Birmingham, AL