Community Projects

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

Muslim Voices of Philadelphia

Muslim Voices of Philadelphia is a new community history project exploring the rich histories of Philadelphia area Muslim communities. Working with Scribe, members of local Muslim religious and cultural organizations produced collaborative media pieces on diverse topics, including key organizational and institutional histories, immigration, conversion stories, and experiences of women in Islam. Participating groups are finishing their last stages of post-production in preparation for the Premiere Screening on June 24, 2014. Project information, updates, and media can be found on the project website: www.muslimvoicesphiladelphia.org.

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.