The University of Colorado Denver’s Anthropology Department is looking for Coloradans who have attempted to reverse a drug overdose and who are willing to tell their stories in a digital storytelling project for the benefit of Colorado.
The goal of the project is to increase knowledge about the role the use of drugs like Naloxone and Narcan play in reducing opioid overdoses in Colorado. These personal stories will be recorded and used to increase awareness of the importance of these drugs in helping to reduce the opioid overdose epidemic in the state. The project will also benefit opioid users who are at risk of suffering an overdose.
$250 City Market e-gift card
The first phase of the project will employ a series of digital storytelling workshops to produce 50 short videos about people’s personal experiences in helping reverse drug overdoses. The second phase will be a web-based survey in which select digital stories will be chosen to be shown to policymakers, legislators and their staff members.
UC Denver’s anthropology team will hold digital storytelling workshops in person in Grand Junction from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Friday, July 23; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m on Saturday, July 24, and 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 25.
Participants will be asked to complete the digital storytelling training either online or in person, and participants who complete the project will receive a King Soopers/City Market e-gift card worth $250.
You must be at least 18 years of age and a Colorado resident to participate.
Fill out the application to participate in the project at this link.