Telling the Story of History

How does the past live within us and influence our current actions?  Who determines how nations remember painful pasts? 

Join us for an engaging dialogue with renowned scholars Hugo Rojas Corral, Dr. Francesca Lessa, and Jeff Kelly Lowenstein that will use Chile’s grappling with historical memory and indifference 40 years after the Pinochet coup to consider these issues here in the United States and in other countries.

When: May 20, 2014

  • 6:00-6:30 p.m. Refreshment
  • 6:30-8:00 p.m. Introduction by Susy Schultz, Community Media Workshop; panel discussion; presentation of Jon Lowenstein’s photographs; and audience Q&A.

Where: 33 E. Congress, Rm. 219

What:  A panel discussion on how memory shapes history.  Photographs of Chile’s past, present and future by award-winning photographer Jon Lowenstein, co-owner of NOOR, will be shown, too.

Who:

Hugo Rojas Coral, Professor of Sociology of Law, University Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile.

Dr. Francesca Lessa, Postdoctoral Researcher, Transitional Justice & Human Rights

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Lecturer Columbia College, Fulbright Scholar, 2013.

Jon Lowenstein, Photographer

 

Thank you for joining us at the Studs Terkel Community Media Awards

A big thank you to those who could join us last night at our annual Studs Terkel Community Media Awards Benefit. We had a wonderful time celebrating community voices in the media with you.

Even if you couldn’t join us, we here at the Workshop appreciate your support. It’s because of you that we continue to do our work connecting the community and the media.

We’re currently compiling the memories we made last night, so stay tuned as we post pictures and videos across our social networks.

Until then, check out some pictures and tweets with some highlights from the night below!

Congratulations Terkel Scholarship Winner, Katie Kather

The Workshop is proud to announce Katie Kather, recent graduate of the Masters of Journalism program at Columbia College, Chicago, as the winner of the 2014 Studs Terkel Scholarship.

“I decided to go into journalism because I really wanted to tell people’s stories,” she told the Workshop. Her winning project, an audio documentary and photo slideshow, told the story of Austin neighborhood residents in their own words.

Kather regrets she did not know Studs before his passing in 2008, but recognizes his impact on community journalism. “A lot of my influence came from other journalists with “Terkelian” ideals, like [2014 Community Media Award Winner] Steve Bogira.”

Congratulations, Katie. We’re looking forward to shaking your hand this Thursday at the Studs Terkel Community Media Awards Benefit.

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