WCTE and Indie Lens Pop-Up, in partnership with StoryCorps, are hosting free screenings of the documentary The Providers around the Upper Cumberland to encourage open, community-conversation about healthcare in our rural region.
StoryCorps is visiting rural communities nationwide this spring to invite audience members and those people close to the issue of rural healthcare to record their personal stories and reflections on health, and how care or lack thereof has impacted their lives.
StoryCorps will be at WCTE on April 11 & 12 to record stories from the Upper Cumberland that will be catalogued at the Library of Congress in an ongoing effort to archive real stories from real people across America. See what StoryCorps does here: https://storycorps.org
Through recording, sharing, and preserving these conversations, we hope to:
- Document inspirational stories of health care from providers, patients, caregivers, clinicians and family members.
- Honor participants by preserving their stories as part of our national history.
- Promote understanding and growth, with the hope that we can learn from one another’s stories.
If you are interested in recording your story about rural healthcare in the Upper Cumberland, please contact Shannon Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 931-783-1789 before April 1, 2019. StoryCorps will be at WCTE April 11 & 12. Participants will be required to bring a friend they are comfortable speaking with to have their conversation with. Conversations/recordings are approximately 40 minutes long and are audio only (not video).
There is very limited availability.
Contact: Shannon Terry
Dates: April 11th & 12th, 2019