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Rooted in Rights and AAPD Launch Disability Rights Storytellers Fellowship

Do you want to hone your skills as a disability rights advocate through digital media storytelling? Apply for the 2017 Disability Rights Storytellers Fellowship hosted by AAPD and Rooted in Rights! Applications are due by March 15, 2017.

The Disability Rights Storytellers Fellowship managed by Rooted in Rights and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) provides the opportunity for an individual with a disability to learn and apply skills in digital media storytelling, and to connect with media professionals to prepare participants for advanced careers in media production, journalism, online advocacy, or digital design. The project combines hands-on training on cutting edge technologies with a strong foundation in developing the individual’s voice and using story-driven videos in advocacy. 

The Storytellers Fellow will produce two videos that will be launched as part of the ongoing Storytellers video series at Rooted in Rights, which has been viewed over a quarter of a million times by people all over the world.

The 2017 Disability Rights Storytellers Fellowship is made possible through funding from Time Warner.

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