story request:
Listen Up for Literacy & Justice
Literacy & Justice Initiative
Requester: Sierra Stoneman-Bell
Deadline: No Deadline
Tell your story

 Literacy & Justice Initiative

Welcome All! Listen Up for Literacy & Justice is gathering stories about your experience as a student or graduate of adult education classes and how it has impacted your life and community. This project of the Literacy & Justice Initiative, supported by New York's Literacy Assistance Center, is creating a collection of stories that communicate the importance of adult literacy education for social justice. Listen Up for Literacy & Justice offers a way for you to lift up your voice as part of growing a community of adult students and educators across New York City. Please join us in sharing your story! See more detailed instructions.

These stories may be edited, published and shared.

Tell your story
Tips for telling a great story
  • Tell your story as if you were talking to a friend or a relative. Make it personal.
  • Add photos! It is best if the first photo you add is a nice image of yourself so that people can see you as they listen to or read your story.
Tips for audio recording
  • You can re-record as many times as you want. Take a couple of practice runs until it feels more natural talking into your computer.
  • Try not to use a pre-written script so that your story sounds as natural as possible. It is ok if it is not perfect.
  • Try to speak as clearly as possible, and get as close to the microphone as you can.
  • Try to find a quiet place with no background noise. It is even better if the room has carpet. This will reduce the amount of echo on the recording.
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