Frequently Asked Questions

To submit a story or if you have any question not yet addressed below, please contact us.

Thank you for your interest. Please refer to the License Our Story page

We are always seeking partnerships that will help us in either aspect of storytelling cycle:

  • Gathering community/neighborhood stories such as our partnerships with University of Pittsburgh, Chatham University, Center of Multimedia Innovation
  • Amplifying and making the stories useful such as our partnerships with Allegheny County Human Advisory Board Community Education Committee, CHS Corporation, EveryChild Inc., United Way Mentorship.

No. However, at this moment our engagement and outreach efforts are limited to Allegheny County due to funding, time and other resource constraint.

If you are interested in partnering with us to jump-start your community or underwriting a story, but your community is outside Allegheny County, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Though Storyburgh does a reasonable amount of fact-checking, we rely on authors’ honor code, community involvement and vigilance to reduce both story production and programming cost.
If you find any misinformation in a story, please report it to us so we can take the story down pending investigation/review*.

We are in the process of creating a clickable “Report” button to expedite this process. Until that feature is ready please contact us to report any issue.

Are you angered by the death of George Floyd? We are.

Are you concerned that property destruction and violence are driving the focus away from peaceful and just demonstrations? We are.

Are you ready for Pittsburgh to go back to normal? We are not.

Murder in broad daylight, by agents of the state, is horrific and shocking and cannot stand.

But there are many other and more subtle ways to choke life from BIPOC, all very normal in the before times, such as:

All of this normal, accepted behavior is slow motion violence:  failing to act systematically, diligently and persistently, as documented by a scathing scientific study (commissioned by City of Pittsburgh) that indicates that Pittsburgh is the worst city in America for Black People.

https://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/pittsburgh-is-the-worst-city-in-america-for-black-peopl-1838218551

Yes, we ALL want to feel comfortable and good about ourselves– displaying black screen as avatars, discussing/arguing in social media echo-chambers, posting public statements that you “stand with them.” But feeling comfortable without changing a thing at the expense of BIPOC, especially our Black brothers and sisters, can no longer be an option.

Please watch this video of Van Jones about latent danger of racism and then look at yourself at the mirror. Next, ask people in your own network and circle of influence to do the same.

Back to the old normal is not acceptable.

What are you going to do to create a better now?

 

Respectfully,
Will Halim
Founding Director of Storyburgh

 

Storyburgh is run by freelancers/part-timers who each have own individual views. The opinion expressed here is my own and does not represent that of the entire group.

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