Current Projects

Storychasing Racial Literacy

"Storychasing Racial Literacy" is a grassroots digital storytelling project seeking to:

  1. Deconstruct and challenge racial stereotypes

  2. Understand, respect and celebrate racial diversity

  3. Encourage empathetic listening to story sharing about race

  4. Empower digital storytelling around topics of race and ethnicity

The project is inspired by the book "Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, & Identity" by Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi and their nonprofit, "Choose,"

"Storychasing Racial Identity" is currently a "proposed course in development" for 2023-24 at Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Contact Wes Fryer if you have suggestions, ideas or resources for this project, or are interested in hosting a related Storychasers workshop for your group / organization

Videos relating to "Storychasing Racial Literacy"

Oklahoma teacher Renee Hall shares her experiences at the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in January 2009.

A video by Oklahoma educator Kelly Curtright. A look at the early days of the historic Oklahoma City lunch counter sit-ins at the Katz Drug Store, Veazy Drug Store, and the John A. Brown Department Store.

Charles Moore is the legendary Montgomery photojournalist whose coverage of the Civil Rights era produced some of the most famous shots in the world (the dogs and fire hoses in Birmingham, the Selma Bridge, and Martin Luther King's arrest in Montgomery, among many others.) His photographs are credited with helping to quicken the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The noted historian, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. said that Moore's photographs transformed the national mood and made the legislation not just necessary, but possible. This is his story.

While Dr. King lead the civil rights movement in our country, it was Clara Luper who emerged as Oklahoma's civil rights leader.

Pocket Share Jesus: Be a Digital Witness for Christ

"Pocket Share Jesus: Be a Digital Witness for Christ" is a book and digital storytelling project by Wesley Fryer. Digital storytelling project types / categories highlighted, celebrated, and shared in the book include:

  1. Bible Verse InfoPics

  2. Narrated Sketchnotes

  3. Audio Interviews / Recordings

  4. Narrated Slideshows

  5. Quick-Edit Videos

A growing collection of Bible Verse InfoPics are available on Instagram by searching for the hashtag #dw4jc (Digital Witness 4 Jesus Christ) and in this iCloud shared photo album. Follow @pocketshare on Twitter and read Wes' Christian blog, "Pocket Share Jesus" for more background and updates on this book and project.

Past Projects

As a past 501.C3 in Oklahoma City, Storychasers facilitated statewide digital storytelling projects as:

  1. Celebrate Oklahoma Voices

  2. Celebrate Kansas Voices

  3. Celebrate Texas Voices

The "Ning social network" websites which hosted most of the videos created by participants in these projects are now offline, but some of the stories remain archived on the Storychasers YouTube channel.