StoryCenter is a Berkeley-based international non-profit working in digital storytelling and storywork. In the 1990s they developed the Digital Storytelling Workshop as a participatory media methodology. Since that time, they have travelled the world supporting small and large organizations in integrating the Digital Storytelling methods into their engagement efforts.
In 2016, we were invited by State Librarian Greg Lucas and the California State Library to travel the State of California collecting stories of residents through their local public libraries. The California Listens project collected these 106 stories in 2016 from 12 libraries, and will add an additional 100+ stories from 24 additional libraries in 2017 and 2018.
StoryCenter's digital collection at California Revealed consists of moving images from the 2010s. The videos in the collections tells a wide range of stories from California residents, including accounts of the Yolo, Ventura, and Sonoma wildfires, as well as personal stories of community members from Los Angeles to Sacramento to Monterey County.