In collaboration with Metro Arts Nashville One Voice Nashville created “My Witness”, a collection of stories from Nashville Civil Rights veterans in a series of 8 podcast episodes. All interviews were conducted by Metro high school students with coaching, training and support from One Voice Nashville Director, Mary Margaret Randall. This project supports the installation of the Nashville Civil Rights-inspired public artwork, Witness Walls, next to the Metro Courthouse in downtown Nashville. #NashvillePublicArt #WitnessWalls #MyWitness
Schools Represented: Big Picture, Hillsboro, Hume-Fogg, Maplewood, Martin Luther King Junior Magnet, and Overton.
To listen to podcasts, visit http://www.witnesswalls.com/podcasts or click on titles below.
Read more about the project in the Nashville Arts magazine here.
One Voice Nashville believes that everyone has a story to share and our stories shape us. As part of Metro Arts THIRVE, One Voice Nashville facilitated programming at the Davidson County Detention Center for the 2016-2017 academic year. Students at the Center participated in creative writing exercises, story shares, and interviewed formerly incarcerated men who are now out of prison and doing creative work in their communities.
*Look for a follow-up project coming soon as we continue to work with this community.
One Voice Nashville worked with a special group of students at KIPP during the 2016-2017 academic year. Each student conducted an interview about a topic of their choice including feminism, teaching, detective work, audio production, translating different languages, and writing. They also interviewed a group of students from Nashville’s Sister City, Mendoza, Argentina.