Using the photovoice process, the purpose of “Stories that Connect Us” is to share stories of marginalized students in CSUN's Bridge to the Future program, examining their resilience and hope in the face of adversity. These students face challenges such as: economic/ethnic marginalization, low family educational achievement, gang intimidation, stigmatization and a heightened sense of fear around immigration and documentation.
The project uses stories to constructively build relationships across ideological differences, to cultivate empathy, and shares stories of resilience and hope without glossing over the realities B2F students face. The photovoice process allows B2F students to use visual arts and narrative to reflect on their stories, share with others, and foster empathy around a sense of common humanity.
These stories will be presented in galleries, community spaces, and in an interactive, curated webpage to reach an audience that expands into our communities. The goal is to provide a forum for students to share stories that humanize, connect and examine the critical realities of marginalization, to see past boundaries and divisions.
STORIES THAT CONNECT US BY BRIAUNA JOHNSON
PHOTOS FROM GALLERY