Harvesting a Lifetime Summer Celebration
Friday, August 14th, 2-5pm
At Our Summer Youth Workshop
Seven21 Media Center, Suite 260, Second Chance 4 Me
721 Broadway, Kingston, NY
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We will celebrate the great work our youth interviewers, videographers and editors have accomplished over the past six weeks
And we will celebrate the lives of the Ulster County seniors we have had the honor of interviewing
And the contributions of all the wonderful volunteers and community centers which made this project possible
Our students are looking forward to meeting the seniors whose interviews they have been editing
And handing them DVD copies of the interviews they have prepared
Excerpts from the interviews will be on display
We are hoping as many people who have participated in the project as possible can attend so you can meet the students, we can thank you all personally and we can all celebrate this vibrant intergenerational community collaboration.
All are welcome.
or contact Beth at 481-0331.
Harvesting a Lifetime is collaborative, County-wide intergenerational oral history project. The project, a collaboration between UlsterCorps and Jewish Family Services (JFS), engages volunteers, from high school age on up, to interview and record the treasured memories, stories and history of seniors from our Ulster County community. Each senior will be given a copy of the interview to share with their family, and excerpts will be published on our website as an online archive of Ulster County oral histories. The project was launched Memorial Day weekend 2009 and in its first month brought together 39 different volunteer interviewers & videographers to interview 68 people at 12 sites around the county. Interviews were held at community centers, churches, synagogues, nursing homes and senior centers in locations throughout the county. From July 6th-August 14th we will be employing five youth through the Summer Youth Workforce Development Program at Seven21 Media Center in mid-town Kingston. Volunteer videographers and teachers will train youth in media, editing, interviewing & job-readiness skills working with existing Harvesting a Lifetime footage and interviewing additional seniors. Additional volunteers always welcome.
PO Box 34 Stone Ridge, NY 12484