WestportVOICES is an oral history project that introduces the community to a selection of unique individuals through dynamic storytelling, compelling photography and interactive programming. The launch event will celebrate the stories and participants in this campaign through a program of music, movement and spoken word.
Program creator Robin Weinberg is a multimedia storyteller, oral historian and, most recently, a member of the 2016 cohort at Columbia University's Masters of Arts in Oral History program She is the founder of Just So You Know, an oral history and wellness project for people living with cancer, which, since 2007 has traveled the country to help people share and preserve their own life stories. She is also the creator of The Four Chairs, an interactive audio exhibit and website with first-person stories of women from motherhood to the empty nest. As a student at Columbia University's Masters of Arts in Oral History, 2016, she created several interview-based documentary shorts, participated in the Election of 2016 oral history project, and developed The Four Chairs as part of a public pop-up exhibit called "Inside Voices."