Wednesday, November 25, 2009

National Day of Listening

I interviewed my husband when the StoryCorps' airstream came to Memphis a few years ago. It was a great experience. I love their idea for National Day of Listening...

StoryCorps' National Day of Listening asks you to set aside an hour on Friday, November 27, to ask a loved one about their lives. The simple act of listening tells them how much they matter, and preserving that conversation on tape, CD or with a pen and paper tells them they and their stories won't be forgotten.

To help you participate, StoryCorps has created a simple, free and downloadable Do-It-Yourself guide to show you how to share and save the stories of the people most important to you. You can find that guide, and a YouTube video showing a DIY interview step by step, on their website.

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit that has helped more than 40,000 Americans record their stories. As one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, it is their mission to help people honor and celebrate one another's lives through listening.

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