Who Matters? Women's History Edition is a story gathering + photography project intended to create a space, physical and online, where women can talk to and listen to other women.
Come share a story about growing up in or living in Madison, particularly about being a woman navigating education, community, the workplace, a faith community, family life, or social life in Madison. The goal is to record short conversations with women about their history in Madison and how being a woman in various Madison spaces affected their experience.
Story gathering & photography day is Saturday, June 15 between 10:00am and 3:00pm at Central Library.
You can sign up to record a two-way conversation, where both people are sharing their experiences, or one person can interview the other.
Sign up in pairs to record a short (5-20 minute) conversation and have your photograph taken by local artist Jennie Bastian.
Please call the reference desk at 608-266-6350 to sign up for a recording time.
Questions to get you started include (but are not limited to!):
Tell me about your history in Madison.
When you think about your history in Madison through the lens of gender, are there moments that stick out to you as particularly memorable?
How has being a woman in [xy workplace] affected your experience there?
Tell me about your experience being a woman engaged in [xy political work, faith community, neighborhood].
Recording stations will be set up and librarians will be available to help with any technical trouble-shooting and to answer any questions.
For more information, please call the reference desk at 608-266-6350.