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Community Engagement Toolkits for Little Stones Documentary

Primary Investigator(s): Darin Stockdill

Funding Agency: Verizon Foundation

Period: 10/1/2016 - 2/1/2018

A grant from the Verizon Foundation will be used to create toolkits to engage education and community audiences in discussions about gender based violence in concert with Driftseed’s new documentary, Little Stones. Little Stones highlights how art can be a platform of expression and a coping mechanism for survivors of violence, exploitation, and discrimination around the world. The toolkits will include lesson plans, resources, and discussion guides that will be tested by local Zonta International clubs and by high school and university partners.

The School of Education’s Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research (CEDER) and Driftseed, an organization aiming to address gender-based issues through education, outreach, and the art of documentary storytelling, are looking to shine a light on this issue by fostering awareness among young people and supporting those that have been affected. Support from Verizon’s HopeLine program, which provides support for domestic violence awareness and prevention, will help in reaching those goals.