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Share your TB story: Participants from all generations invited to participate in local project

The TB Voices Project for King County seeks people to share their experiences about tuberculosis (TB), whether it affected themselves or someone else in their lives. The project runs until October.

The purpose of the TB Voices Project is to allow individuals from all generations throughout the county to tell their TB story, and in turn, these stories can help persons around the globe currently impacted by TB.

The TB Voices Project goal is to bridge the gap of understanding between past and present tuberculosis (TB) experiences in Washington state and present TB realities in global communities with a high burden of TB. Volunteers will document individuals' TB experience using either photos, video/voice recordings, and/or their written story. Then, they'll share their insights through oa TB Photovoice website and at community education events. TB Voices will also share these perspectives as a collective with TB health providers, decision makers, and the public to create a more compassionate and supportive community for those now affected by TB.

A King County TB Voices exhibition will be created in early 2014 featuring photos, recordings, and written stories from local residents, and from TB projects in Texas, Mexico, Pakistan, and South Africa. In gathering TB stories, TB Voices will create a community capacity for global TB awareness by collaborating and drawing parallels between TB projects in countries with high burdens of TB and Washington state TB realities.

The TB Voices Project for Snohomish and King County is a project of TB Photovoice, in partnership with the Firland Foundation. Since 2006, TB Photovoice, based in Snohomish, has worked around the world to amplify the voices of individuals directly impacted by TB so that they, as well as their communities, can improve their overall health.

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact project director Teresa Rugg at 425.345.3958, or tbphotovoice@frontier.com. Find out more about the TB Voices Project at: www.tbphotovoice.org.

 

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