All Together Now
is a national campaign sponsored by the Center for Digital Storytelling that seeks to engage communities through the sharing of first-person narratives about civil and human rights by young people (ages 15-30) and elders (55 and up) of any background or heritage. 

Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement of the fifties and sixties, All Together Now seeks to remind younger generations that “rights must always be renewed and reaffirmed” and that social justice is an ongoing effort for communities facing ongoing discrimination and marginalization, such as African Americans, Native Americans, women, Asians, Latinos, gays and lesbians, and people with disabilities.


The Painted Bride hosted a local All Together Now Storied Session for Philadelphia in November 2013 with five participants: Lois Fernandez, Martha Gelarden, Dr. Brenda Dixon Gottschild, Jeanette Jimenez and Jessie Rich. 900AM-WURD was honored to join community and media partners like the Leeway Foundation and GriotWorks to provide an outlet for these important stories, which are gathered here for your appreciation:

Lois Fernandez (photo)
Read her story here, or click the arrow to listen to her story:



Martha Gelarden (photo)
Read her story here, or click the arrow to listen to her story:



Dr. Brenda Dixon Gottschild
(photo)
Read her story here, or click the arrow to listen to her story:



Jeanette Jiminez (photo)
Read her story here, or click the arrow to listen to her story:



Jesse Rich (photo)
Read her story here, or click the arrow to listen to her story:


The text and image from the all of the Storied Sessions nationwide are archived in the All Together Now portal at Cowbird.com, which showcases the whole body of work. Visitors to Cowbird will be invited to upload their own stories, cross-linking with All Together Now. The end result will “potentially be hundreds of stories sharing and enlivening our collective legacy of civil and human rights.”