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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

1001 Journals

We are about to embark on a literary adventure called 1001 Journals.  We'll start two brand new journals.  One will be made for traveling and the other will be made to stay at El Centro.  Last week the filmmaker Andrea Kreuzhage came with the documentary 1000 Journals and explained how it works.  Two mentees were there, both artistic, and so each one will start and create the first entries into the journal.  Very exciting!!!
In November of 2009, UCSF Children's Hospital began a program using the 1001 Journals project to provide opportunities for personal expression and facilitate sharing amongst patients, their families, and the hospital staff who care for them. The program, which continues today, has enabled the kids to share and communicate their stories in a safe, comfortable medium.
"The pages are filled with a hope, an inspiration, and a joy that can only be described as amazing" states Kimberly Scurr, RN, Director of The Pediatric Heart Center and Perinatal Services at UCSF

How It Works

You can participate by adding a journal, by contributing to one (or both). There are three types of journals:


This is a journal that is sent by mail to a list of people who sign up. You control how many people can sign up, if it’s open to everyone, or only by invitation, and if there’s a theme.


A journal that stays at one public location, such as a cafe, shop, or bookstore. It should be open to everyone, but they’ll have to visit the location. These should be controlled (not left somewhere), and before placing one at a place of business, make sure to have permission from the owner.


Your own personal journal that you post to the site to share (you must scan the journal). If you just started one, or have kept them for 35 years, this is your opportunity to share them with the world.

How to Start a Journal

First, get a journal. We recommend a high quality, hard bound journal like those made by Cachet, but it’s all up to you.
Then register on this site, and create a profile. You’ll be able to start journals, or sign up for them as well.
From your profile page, you can launch and edit journals. You can also sign up for other people’s journals. It’s a quick, 3-step process that only takes a few minutes.

How to Sign up for a Journal

You must be a registered user on this site to sign up for, and create your own journals. Once you’re registered, you can sign up for any available journal from your profile page, or by browsing through the journals themselves. Please note that sign up spots are not always available, as it depends on the people who launch the journals themselves.
More Questions? Check out the FAQ’s

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