Update: Website and Emory University Special Event
By Arthur Pratt - Director
Dear GlobalGiving Community,
After filming our documentary Survivors one of my dreams was to have a statue erected that would honor and memorialize the many victims and selfless heroes of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. Many in local government here in Sierra Leone seemed to want to move beyond the outbreak rather than reflect on what transpired and our focus turned to preserving the material we had recorded as an oral history archive. When Emory University showed interets in preserving the database, I felt as God again was brining to life my dream and the WeSurvive database could stand as the statue I had envisioned. My hope is that these materials will serve to educate healthcare workers, researchers and broad group of humanity eager to learn from the past sucesses and mistakes, and interested in understanding different cultural mindsets and open to absorbing the many pains of what transpired in our beloved country Sierra Leone.
Next month, April 18th, 4:00-5:15 We will launch the database at Emory University in the Jones Room at Woodruff Library. The event will feature the Ebola survivors' interviews. Our hope is to raise awareness of the materials and discuss the process/value of building first-person narrative/oral history collections around health.
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