The Legacies Project

“Presented by Nice Work Public Media, The Legacies Project actively intervenes on our youth-obsessed culture by training high school and college students to interact with community elders through filming comprehensive oral histories.

As part of their work in class, students create stories about their interview subjects, or share material from several seniors to make mini-documentaries about a single topic. The resulting videos a…re screened for all project participants – students and their parents, senior interview subjects and their friends and family and facility staff.

The Legacies Project encourages a reassessment of American attitudes on aging in the best way possible – not by preaching, not by forcing, but by creating a huge volume of extended individual, meaningful intergenerational exchanges.

Students will find mentors. Seniors will be visited and their stories valued. And it will happen again, and again, and again. The possibilities – and the stories – are endless.”

Time: Thursday, August 5, 6 – 8:30pm

Location: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201-1443
(313) 494-5800

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