Story telling and Anti-Racism: There are two sides to every story experience
Stories are the fuel that keeps us aware of and working on anti-racism. We know the stories of people like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. We seek the stories of people in our communities and many of us have our own stories to tell.
So how can we use stories effectively not just to share our experiences but to start chipping away at the edges of systemic racism, or better yet, to smash the foundations?
The first step is to realize that there are two sides to every story experience; storytelling and story listening. In this webinar, we are going to start by examining those roles and explore what it takes both to tell your story and to listen to someone’s story.
We will touch on themes of empowerment, healing, liberation, empathy, ignorance, and space. You will learn what it takes to be an authentic listener. You will learn about the importance of crafting stories to make them more effective.
Lessons for Listeners
- The importance of intention
- How to listen fully
Lessons for Storytellers
- Who deserves your story
- How story work can help
Christine Taylor is a storyteller, the immigrant daughter of an immigrant mother, she was born in the United States and grew up in Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Switzerland before moving to the Netherlands in 2004. She taught Intercultural Awareness at the Amsterdam University of Applied Science from 2005 to 2010. She is a member of the SIETAR Netherlands Diversity and Inclusion workgroup and of the SIETAR EU Journal editorial committee. She founded StoryCraft in 2017, where she combines storytelling with intercultural and diversity work in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.