Storytelling for activists
Stories can connect people across boundaries of distance and experience. Stories can also help activists and activist groups build power, reframe and shift oppressive dominant narratives, and help create space to grow community. Activist storytelling, when created and disseminated with intention and care, infuses our culture with myriad viewpoints and creates a kind of intervention that can help us stride toward accountability, justice, and joy. As communicators, we have the opportunity to uncover media’s intentional or unwitting replications of an oppressive society, and consciously expand its capabilities.
In this one hour course, Jennifer Johnson Avril will discuss the history of activist-made media, how to apply organizing tactics to storytelling, and how to communicate for movement building.
You will be emailed a link to the workshop two hours before it begins.