Using Storytelling for Social Justice

Saturday, November 14, 2020
3-4:30 p.m. 

Andy Davis—storyteller and peace activist—will moderate a panel of experts who have successfully used storytelling to shine a light on social justice issues.  Panelists will discuss how to make a peaceful, sustainable, compassionate society irresistible through a mighty stream of stories. With examples drawn from the fields of education, the law, and grassroots organizing, they will bring the possibilities of socially-engaged narrative alive through examples, followed by a session for Q&A and an optional breakout session for participants to brainstorm ideas for on the ground practical application in their own lives.

Judith Black—“’Fire, Flood, and Draught, Oh My!’:  Responding to the new Oz with Story”

Ilene Evans—“Building Platforms for Civil Discourse”

Robert Shetterly—“’Narrative Activism’: Inspired by the Past, Inspired for the Future”

Steven Hobbs—“Telling Stories of Small Injustices – Or Cases Ben Crump Won’t Take”

This event is sponsored by the Northeast Storytelling. Register and learn more here 

Photo pf Robert Shetterly