From the Center is a collaboration of health educators, academics, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women as co-educators and advocates. We work in partnership to re-imagine education, research, and advocacy through the power of digital storytelling. Our project aims to provide digital media access and education for women inside and outside the jail setting as authors, directors, and storytellers of their own lives. We believe incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women are experts, educators, and storytellers on pressing social issues of HIV/AIDS, the prison industrial complex, and gender equality.
At the core of our work is a commitment to feminist praxis, equity, and community health. Through participatory methods, we hope to intervene in traditional hierarchical models of health education and research. We support the creation and sharing of powerful stories on HIV/AIDS oftentimes silenced and unheard. In doing so, we hope to create a more equitable present and future. We hope to improve the health and well-being of women by beginning necessary conversations together.
For more information on From the Center, please visit our website at http://ourstorysf.weebly.com
Please see these following articles of the recognition of our project:
Public-service awards honor those who ‘honor this institution’ By Cathy Cockrell
Yamashita Prize Past Winners