'Talking With Pictures': Photovoice - June 2-10, 2018

June 2, 2018 - June 10, 2018
Mānoa Campus, Online

For 25 years, researchers, programs, and activists have used “Photovoice” to engage people with disabilities, patients, youth, families and communities in representing their lives, point of view, and experience using photos, video, art, and writing. Photovoice is a participatory approach to understanding and communication that encourages dialogue and mutual learning. It generates powerful data on health, community, and real lives. It engages participants, professionals, and the public in identifying opportunities for change. It fosters knowledge and awareness on issues of importance to families, communities, and policymakers alike, and helps people to feel their ‘voices’ are heard.

In this interactive online course (a combination of live Zoom sessions and asynchronous work) based on her award-winning in-person workshop, social scientist Laura Lorenz explores the foundations of Photovoice and shares photos from projects she has led in the US and South Africa since 2001 — with teenage girls, youth living with HIV/AIDS, and adult brain injury survivors. For this course, disabilities from brain injury will serve as a running theme and focus throughout. Readings, presentations, and between-session assignments support person-centered learning and provide hands-on experience working with images and text. By the end of this training, participants will have a solid understanding of a popular approach to participatory health and community assessment, its ethical considerations, approaches to interpreting photos and text, and strategies for outreach. Participants will leave this course with hands-on experience and insights on adapting Photovoice to care, programming, and research intended to engage and benefit people with disabilities, patients, youth, families, and communities.

For more information visit http://bit.ly/CDSphoto

Event Sponsor
Center on Disability Studies, College of Education, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Megan Conway, (808) 956-6166, mconway@hawaii.edu , http://bit.ly/CDSphoto

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