"TURN ON, TUNE IN COMMUNITY STORYTELLING PROJECT"
A public program about 1960’s and 1970's Counterculture and its relevance today. New Mexico Highlands University Thomas C. Donnelly Library, the Department of Languages and Culture and the Department of Media Arts and Technology, in collaboration with the New Mexico History Museum and the Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation are looking for participants to bring their personal narratives to the Turn On, Tune In Community Storytelling Project. The project intends to shine the light on the 1960s and 1970s counterculture’s relevance and how it may activate and inspire us today. Local residents who lived during the era and younger people who relate to alternative lifestyles, social activism and creative expression are encouraged to apply and turn their histories into a legacy that will broaden our understanding of the impact of these times. The weekend will kick-off with a public presentation about the exhibition Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest, on September 22, followed by the Las Vegas storytelling workshop, occurring September 23 and 24. Participants will present their stories at a community event on October 5th and record them for radio broadcasts. Workshop participation and events are free, thanks to our partnership with the New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors, with support from the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Download the application at: www.nmhistorymuseum.org/storytelling or email: turnontuneinNMHM@gmail.com. Deadline is first come, first serve, provided the application is in accordance with the area of focus. Anyone 19 or older is encouraged to apply. The intent is to represent a diversity of voices, experiences, backgrounds and ages.