Story+ | Student Action with Farmworkers Documentaries

Story+ | Student Action with Farmworkers Documentaries

Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) has been working with young activists to improve farmworker lives since 1992. Students working on the SAF Story+ project produced a series of short videos that share a representative selection of the themes from our archive of almost 400 oral histories, photographs, audio recordings and videos that SAF students, the majority of whom are from farmworker families themselves, have conducted with farmworkers for the past 25 years. SAF now uses the videos to educate consumers about the conditions farmworkers face and how people can take action for change in the agricultural system. Check out their work here: https://bit.ly/2N56Q4C.

Story+ is a 6-week summer research experience for Duke undergraduates interested in exploring humanities research approaches (archival research, oral histories, narrative analysis, visual analysis, and more). The program combines research with an emphasis on storytelling for different public audiences. In Story+, students are organized into small project teams and have the opportunity to participate in a flexible mini “curriculum” on research methods and storytelling strategies. Team projects may be led by Duke faculty, Duke librarians, or non-profit organizations, and will be supervised on a day-to-day basis by graduate student mentors.