"Health Talk" was a collaboration between the Seattle World School (SWS) - formerly known as the Secondary Bilingual Orientation Center - Refugee Women's Alliance, International Community Health Services, and Jack Straw Productions. The Seattle World School is a Seattle public school for newcomers to the United States. Students wrote, performed, created sound effects, and recorded dialogues about different health issues in the Jack Straw studios.
"Health Talk" was produced with the generous support of School's Out Washington's Healthy Youth, Healthy Futures Washington program, City of Seattle Department of Information Technology, the Harvest Foundation, and the Washington State Arts Commission.
Our project team included Jack Straw writer Laura Gamache, audio engineers Moe Provencher and CJ Lazenby, vocal coaches Christine Marie Brown and Gin Hammond, and Executive Director Joan Rabinowitz; ICHS Health specialists Pia Sampaga and Amy Halter; Refugee Women's Alliance Youth Program Manager Megan Isakson and language instructor Melaku Lichebo. Special thanks to writer Donna Miscolta, photographer Nancy Peterfreund, principal Martin O'Callaghan, and the Seattle World students who made this project possible.
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