October 16, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Vivian Auditorium, Indiana University East
Come hear award-winning producer, acclaimed editor, and founder of the Storycorps Project, Dave Isay, speak about Listening Is an Act of Love and the history, present, and future of the Storycorps Project.
From more than ten thousand interviews, StoryCorps--the largest oral history project in the nation’s history--presents a tapestry of American stories, told by the people who lived them to the people they love.
StoryCorps began with the idea that everyone has an important story to tell. And since 2003, this remarkable project has been collecting the stories of everyday Americans and preserving them for future generations. In New York City and in mobile recording booths traveling the country--from small towns to big cities, at Native American reservations and an Army post--StoryCorps is collecting the memories of Americans from all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life. The project represents a wondrous nationwide celebration of our shared humanity, capturing for posterity the stories that define us and bind us together.
StoryCorps founder and legendary radio producer Dave Isay will discuss some of the most remarkable stories from the already vast collection and show how these narratives create a moving portrait of American life. The voices here connect us to real people and their lives-to their experiences of profound joy, sadness, courage and despair, to good times and hard times, to good deeds and misdeeds.
In this presentation, Dave will remind the audience of how rich and varied the American storybook truly is, how resistant to easy categorization or caricature. Above all, his talk honors the gift each StoryCorps participant has made, from the raw material of his or her life, to the Americans who will come after. We are our history, individually and collectively, and Dave’s book Listening Is an Act of Love touchingly reminds us of this powerful truth.
This program is part of a partnership with Amigo’s and community-wide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.