English students partnering with local organizations

English students partnering with local organizations

Students in Mary P Sheridan's Digital Storytelling class

Students in Mary P. Sheridan's Digital Storytelling class are collaborating with two community partners this semester. First, they are partnering with the Frazier History Museum to promote their upcoming exhibit, What’s A Vote Worth, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

They are gathering diverse stories about the importance people today place on voting as well as spreading the word about this Frazier exhibit to audiences who may be less likely to attend the Frazier Museum. This partnership is helping people understand the merits and flaws of our voting system as well as helping us gain important professional skills about crafting and circulating digital stories that move people to act.

Also, Sheridan's Digital Storytelling class took the opportunity to share and shape the story of Louisville’s Festival of Faiths. By developing a social media campaign geared towards college age students, they are promoting an important, educational, and fun event happening right here in Louisville. Partnering with the Festival of Faiths in hands-on work (audience analysis, media design, and circulation metrics) helps the Festival spread news of the event to their target audience and helps students develop and credentialize the skills they need for their future careers.

We all look forward to this campaign and encourage everyone to attend this year’s Festival of Faiths!