Friday, November 20, 2009

Witness, Listen

Celebrate the National Day of Listening

I just received this wonderful email...I'll share it because I think that StoryCorps is one of the finest organizations/ideas out there. Conversations, listening, witnessing, sharing. Good stuff, y'all. I'm on it StoryCorps, I'm ON IT. *runs out*

Dear Shana,

Thanks for helping us spread the word about StoryCorp's first National Day of Listening last year. The second annual National Day of Listening – celebrated on Friday, November 27, 2009 – is just around the corner! With your help, we hope to make the National Day of Listening an ongoing holiday tradition, when all Americans set aside time on the day after Thanksgiving to honor a friend, loved one, or member of their community by interviewing them about their lives and preserving that interview for generations to come.

We’d like to ask you to take part in this year’s National Day of Listening by conducting an interview with someone you know and blogging about the experience. Here are some tips:

  1. Let your fingers do the talking! Include details about why the National Day of Listening is meaningful for you and how you plan to participate.
  2. StoryCorps' Do-It-Yourself Instruction Guide has all the information you need to get started.
  3. Pledge to participate! Tell us how you plan to get involved, and read about all the other ways people throughout the country are participating.

Thanks again for being a part of this exciting new tradition.

Happy Holidays!

The National Day of Listening Team

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