The personal is political: Liberating consciousness through storytelling

Thursday, June 2, 2016: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Galleria III (Hilton Portland)
The personal is political. Storytelling is how we make sense of our experiences both individually and collectively. With concrete examples of projects that have embraced the art of storytelling to effect individual, organizational, and systemic change, in this think tank participants will discuss methods for sharing stories that can develop critical consciousness, build solidarity, and inspire action. Through an interactive presentation and discussion participants will gain an understanding of the Freirian model of liberation education, share insights, and develop practical strategies for incorporating storytelling models within their localities.
Vanessa Borotz (Community Organizer, Health Care for the Homeless)
Tony Simmons (Community Organizer, Right to Housing Alliance)
Gary Cobb (Community Outreach Coordinator, Central City Concern)
Morgan Fritz, PhD (Development Writer, Health Care for the Homeless, Maryland)
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