Digital Stories Reach Palestinian Refugee Camp in Amman, Jordan

CHYME participant, Bashar Sharaf, established a digital story unit in the Culture Center of a Palestinian Refugee Camp in Amman, Jordan. Used during the 2002 CHYME Institute at Brandeis, digital stories draw on ethnographic, artistic, and journalistic tools to increase understanding of particular issues confronting individuals and communities. Once the digital stories are complete, they are posted online for others to view, thus allowing the opportunity for participants to share their stories with others across borders. Sharaf is currently working with three young men that participated in an earlier workshop that he developed entitled "Using Drama in Conflict Resolution." He is optimistic that his program will inspire others to share their life experiences as his three students will soon become instructors, bringing others to the unit to teach them how to create their own digital stories.

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At Brandeis, CHYME was hosted and facilitated by the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life, the Slifka Program in Intercommunal Coexistence, and the Heller School's Center for Youth and Communities (CYC). It was funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State and by Morton Meyerson and the Meyerson Family Tzedekah Funds.