The UnderStory project presentation at the West Point Elementary School last Sunday was a BIG success!!! (Project Coordinator jesikah maria ross and UC DavisCenter for the study of Regional Change Director Jonathan London strike a pose by the excellent banner made by the project advisory group)
Joyce Rummerfield and her family came around 3:00 to get started cooking up the yummy (and heavily requested) Indian Tacos. Joey Creekmore & his pal Garrett help dice tomatos for the Tacos. (stay tuned for shots of Joyce and her team at work!)
The youth set up the laptops they have been working on for the past 3 months to display their photos.
About 100 people showed up for the community potluck. Check out the youth team sporting the brand new Up from the UnderStory T Shirts!
Several folks stood up and spoke about different aspects of the project, but the feature presentation was definitely the 9 member youth media team sharing their digital stories about community renewal in the Blue Mountain area.
After presenting the media work (UCD student video followed by 9 digital stories produced by the youth media team), about 80 people engaged in a lively and long-lasting community dialogue. For real! The discussion went for about an hour and only wrapped up because it was getting late for a Sunday night!
There is much more info and images to share...so visit again. Or come see the next presentation at UC Davis, Wed June 4 from 4:00 - 6:30. Email email@example.com for directions or info.