A Different Kind of Storytelling for Social Justice (November 2017)


A Different Kind of Storytelling for Social Justice (November 2017)

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Do you want to sharpen your communications skills to make big, inspiring things happen in your own community? Do you want to use your skills to advance justice? It all starts with telling the right story.

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Dates: Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, and 29 (skips 11/22) || 6:30-8:30pm
Location: TBD
$149, individual rate || $229, organization rate || Scholarships available

This course will examine how stories can advance a better world. Why stories? Because they surround us. Stories are in the media, there are stories about products and stories we tell our friends over dinner. Yet, cognitive linguistics research and the experiences of social movements tell us that stories for social justice are different.

This four week course will present the concepts, help students to flesh out a story of their own, and challenge some of our preconceived notions along the way. The instructors are Matt Kinshella and Shawn Fleek, whose storytelling has raised the profile of social services, raised a ton of money for good, and compelled people to take action in their communities. These seasoned storytellers will teach you tricks of the trade so that you can tell compelling stories, and maybe even change the course of history.

Week One: Our Stories, Our Movements, and Our Values

Week Two: Honing your big idea

Week Three: Changing the Landscape and Prototyping Your Story

Week Four: The Battle of the Story