Storytelling for Community Organizers: So What? - Pre-registration required
Whether it's relationship-building or a campaign tactic, storytelling is key to community organizing. Intentional and strategic storytelling is an incredibly effective way to develop the power of a community. This workshop-style class will help you harness that power. Discover how storytelling can serve as a tool to support base-building, bridging the gaps between community and ally. Learn how your stories can help you do outreach through media, and boost relationship-development with the press. Gain practice shaping and becoming comfortable sharing your stories. Find out how to draw out the stories of communities, community leaders, and community members. During our time together, you will have the opportunity to share a story and begin writing that story down.
Cirien Saadeh is an organizer and communications professional with statewide non-profit La Asamblea de Derechos Civiles. In the past, she has worked for E-Democracy, in communications, and with The UpTake, as a journalist. She also served as the executive producer for AM950’s “Food Freedom Radio.” A graduate of the Organizing Apprenticeship Project in Minneapolis, Cirien has been active in campaigns around transit equity, food justice, digital access and inclusion, and immigrant justice. She is a writer by trade and a perpetual student. Cirien believes that storytelling is the most powerful tool that community organizers and leaders can develop and leverage to build equity in disenfranchised communities.
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Thursday, February 27, 2014|
6 PM - 8 PM
|Where ||The Common Table|
2001 Riverside Avenue
(below Trinity Lutheran Congregation's offices)
Minneapolis, MN 55454