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Community Voice Project

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  • In Virginia, students fanned out exploring community, race and identity in this rapidly changing area.
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The project:

The Community Voice Project of the American University School of Communication collaborates with the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Anthropology to document the voices and empower the people and communities of Greater Washington. Read more

The Community Voice Project is now a featured program within SOC's Center for Media and Social Impact. As part of this new initiative, a series of Master Classes will occur with a select group of highly skilled students who will be trained to facilitate digital storytelling in community settings. Learn more

Course Descriptions 

Documentary Storytelling

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For the past six years, film and anthropology students, working in small teams have made films that help illuminate the lives of the Other Washington.

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DC Intersections

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Each semester, American University graduate students fan out across the D.C. Metro Area, exploring the myriad ways in which community, race and identity are defined in this rapidly changing area. 

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Digital Storytelling

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Film and anthropology students collaborate with community members from the Southeast Washington neighborhood of Anacostia to produce brief, self-driven narratives that reveal much about culture and personal experience.

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