Diaspora Stories Project is a 2-part paid program where Bay Area youth explore their identities in relation to their diaspora stories and influence the future of museum youth programming.
This summer, MoAD invites 20 dedicated Bay Area students from grades 10, 11, and 12 who are committed to documenting diaspora stories in the Bay Area. During their participation, the youth will work collaboratively with Black art professionals on learning, investigating, and exploring their connection to their individual stories through the lens of digital photography and podcasting.
The youth are paid $17/hour, plus a transportation stipend. The summer program, including training, will occur between June 20, 2022, and July 22, 2022, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm. Work is completed in-person and virtually with a culmination event held at the Museum of the African Diaspora.
Open to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade Bay Area students
Saturday, May 17, 2022 5:00 pm.
Students will be notified Tuesday, May 24, 2022 via email
Extension: Out of the 20 summer participants, a select cohort of 10 youth continues to develop and shape the MoAD Diaspora Stories Project throughout the year. In addition, the cohort forms the MoAD Youth Council to define youth programming and contributes to the general direction of the museum. The group meets weekly for 8 months for workshop sessions, interviews, and to develop and run museum programming. This component of the project starts on September 12, 2022 and ends on June 25, 2023.
On both summer and year-round projects, the sessions are facilitated by Teaching Artists, the Senior Education Program Manager, and the Education Program Coordinator.
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Sponsored by The NBA Foundation and San Francisco Unified School District