Community Projects

Scribe has many great projects for communities to participate in, including:

Muslim Voices of Philadelphia

Muslim Voices of Philadelphia is a collaborative oral history media project that calls on all interested members of Islamic educational and cultural organizations to work with filmmakers and scholars to document the histories, practices and contributions of the many Muslims who have come to call the Philadelphia region home. Muslim Voices of Philadelphia connects archival research, ethnography, oral history, and digital media to encourage community organizations to record their rich and diverse histories. Participants will create documents and media that can be used by Philadelphia’s Muslim communities, advocacy groups, museums, schools, universities, libraries, and will be available for public broadcast and community screenings. The Iftar on August 30 marks the initiation of this project and a celebration of the breaking of the fast.

Community Visions

Community Visions is a free ten-month video production program for members of community groups. In this program, participants learn to produce short documentaries about issues of importance to their constituencies.

Documentary History Project for Youth

The Documentary History Project for Youth is a program in which middle and high school students work with experienced filmmakers and historians after school and during the summer to research, plan, and produce documentaries about issues of local historical significance. Each year the documentaries focus on a different topic exploring the social, environmental, cultural, and/or political history of the region.

Precious Places Community History Project

The Precious Places Community History Project is a place-based oral history program now in its six cycle. Over the past seven years, Precious Places has teamed 75 neighborhood groups with experienced filmmakers and humanities consultants to make locally-authored documentaries that explore the political and cultural history of public spaces in their neighborhoods.

WPEB 88.1 FM

WPEB 88.1 FM provides a much needed local, progressive, and accountable media outlet to serve as a voice for West Philadelphia’s many communities. It provides a forum for individuals and community based organizations to discuss the issues that affect us, play music not heard on mainstream media and promote education and creative substantive expression.

For more information about being a part of WPEB, please visit www.wpeb.org and contact the appropriate committee co-chairs.

eSights, eSounds

eSights, eSounds , a New Media initiative, was part of Scribe's 25th anniversary celebration. Scribe commissioned four projects that commented on social, political and cultural issues affecting the Philadelphia region using New Media forms - cell phone cameras, interactive websites, video games, blogs, wikis and other methods - as creative tools for storytelling. We have incorporated some of the methodologies of eSights,eSounds into our other Community Media programs. Planning and outreach for eSights, eSounds was coordinated by Termite TV Collective and was supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation.