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  • The LockersOwning my PowerCody was a bully that never messed with me again
  • Center for Digital Storytelling, Values and Principles, http://www.storycenter.org/principles.html
  • In addition to its traditional forms (fairytales, folktales, mythology, legends, fables etc.),it has extended itself to representing history, personal narrative, political commentary, and evolving cultural norms
  • Own Your Story: The Power of Storytelling

    1. 1. Own Your Story: The Power of Storytelling<br />OWN MY POWER<br />2011 Youth Organizing Summit<br />Sierra Health Foundation's Grizzly Creek Ranch<br />September 16th - 18th • Portola, Ca<br />By<br />Dr. Victor Santiago PinedaPineda Foundation for Youth/World ENABLED<br />
    2. 2. A Story About Cody<br />I hate Physical Education<br />Cody was in my PE class<br />Cody was a bully<br />
    3. 3. Self Respect<br />Who am I?<br />What do I like?<br />What am I good at?<br />What do people like about me?<br />What goals do I have for the future, and what plan to I have to achieve them?<br />
    4. 4. Self Presentation<br />How do I interact with others?<br />How do others interact with me?<br />
    5. 5. Why do we like Stories?<br />We like stories because:<br />We are connected with the characters<br />We care about the story<br />We want to see the resolution<br />
    6. 6. It’s Your Life<br />Ed Robert’s Story<br />Being a movie star!<br />Only movie stars get this kind of attention.<br />
    7. 7. It’s Your Movie<br />You’re the actor<br />You’re the director<br />You’re even the producer<br />SOON YOU’LL LEARN TO WRITE YOUR STORY!<br />
    8. 8. Why write astory?<br />First think: Why and How are Stories Produced?<br />Share stories that support positive individual and collective change<br />
    9. 9. Core Values and Principles<br />Everyone has many powerful stories to tell.<br />Sharing insights experiences is valuable to those who speak and to those who witness stories<br />People who think they are uninteresting or unmemorable possess beneath this mask a vivid, complex, and rich body of stories waiting to be told.<br />Center for Digital Storytelling, Values and Principles, http://www.storycenter.org/principles.html<br />
    10. 10. Listening is hard<br />Most people are either too distracted, too impatient to be really good listeners.<br />Listening allows storytellers to journey into the matter at hand.<br />
    11. 11. Perceiving our World<br />People see, hear and perceive the world differently<br />Forms and approaches are also different.<br />Maps, frameworks, possibilities in storytelling abound, find one that’s right for you.<br />
    12. 12. Creativity<br />Creative activity is human activity<br />We make music, draw, dance and tell stories<br />Sometimes we are told to hide our talents and feel inadequate<br />Encourage people in artistic expression<br />Inspire individuals and communities to transform<br />
    13. 13. Technology<br />Assistive tools for creativity<br />I-Phone, I-Pad, I-Brain<br />But only tools, we must use them thoughtfully to express our stories in the most powerful ways<br />
    14. 14. Sharing Stories for Change<br />Sharing Stories can lead to positive change<br />Supporting groups to make media is one step<br />Reflection and modifying behavior, treating others differently, more compassion<br />Speak about social justice, get involved!<br />Sharing stories gives you the power to make a real difference!<br />
    15. 15. A Story about Leadership<br />It’s About Ability – An Explanation on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities <br />
    16. 16. Sacred Storytelling<br />
    17. 17. Epic Storytelling<br />http://parablestoday.com/<br />
    18. 18. Survival Storytelling<br />http://parablestoday.com/<br />
    19. 19. Stories through Dance<br />http://parablestoday.com/<br />
    20. 20. Family Stories<br />http://parablestoday.com/<br />
    21. 21. Community or Tribal Stories<br />http://parablestoday.com/<br />
    22. 22. Stories with a Mission<br />http://parablestoday.com/<br />
    23. 23. Writing Time: Free-Writing<br />The moment when ……….happened, I changed.<br />I feel stronger when I am with....<br />I feel most comfortable with……<br />Others think I am a ……<br />My community outside of school is ……,My community inside school is …<br />I identify myself as a …..<br />I live between two or more cultures….<br />When I look in the mirror I see….<br />
    24. 24. Writing Time: Core Message<br />Write a 25-word autobiography in 3 minutes.<br />Keep 10 of those words that define you.<br />Only keep 5 of those words.<br />Arrange those words 3 times to form a short poem.<br />
    25. 25. CAPE, the Curriculum on Abuse Prevention and Empowerment<br />Abuse of people with disabilities and elders creates a significant barrier to independent living and full integration into the community. To reduce the incidence of abuse, WID created this comprehensive training curriculum in English and Spanish to educate people with disabilities, services providers, and family members about abuse awareness and prevention strategies. CAPE explores fundamental issues of abuse, best-practices training approaches, and personal stories of resisting and recovering from abuse. CAPE focuses particularly on preventing abuse by anyone in a “helping role,” including informal or paid assistants, family members, and services providers.<br />With CAPE, WID is offering comprehensive empowerment and self-protection tools directly to disabled people living independently. These tools include developing self-respect, asserting boundaries, getting help, disclosing abuse, knowing one’s rights, learning self-advocacy skills, practicing safety planning, and building resilience. These are the “CAPE-abilities” that can interrupt and prevent abusive behavior and help those recover who have experienced abuse. CAPE is unique in its focus on peer support in abuse prevention and its multimedia format, based on proven educational theory and practice. CAPE uses attractive, motivating multimedia educational resources relevant to daily life, such as movies, quizzes, learning games, comic-book images, and stories by and about people with disabilities.<br />
    26. 26. It’s Our Story: Understanding Disability History and Disability Pride<br />Scott Cooper & The Victor Pineda Foundation<br />
    27. 27. Take a look at what people with disabilities from YOUR generation are doing (link)<br />Lots of pride, lots of strength, lots of talent, lots of power<br />
    28. 28.
    29. 29. Martin Luther King, Jr.<br />About 13% of Americans<br />are black<br />
    30. 30. Martin Luther King, Jr.<br />About 13% of Americans<br />are black<br />
    31. 31. Harvey Milk<br />About 10% of Americans<br />are homosexual<br />Martin Luther King, Jr.<br />About 13% of Americans<br />are black<br />
    32. 32. Martin Luther King, Jr.<br />About 13% of Americans<br />are black<br />Harvey Milk<br />About 10% of Americans<br />are homosexual<br />
    33. 33. Harvey Milk<br />About 10% of Americans<br />are homosexual<br />Martin Luther King, Jr.<br />About 13% of Americans<br />are black<br />Ed Roberts<br />About 20% of Americans<br />live with a disability<br />
    34. 34. “It’s Just Us” by Eric Clow<br />(link)<br />
    35. 35. The Story of the Disability Rights<br />Movement hasn’t spread enough! Keep our stories alive.<br />
    36. 36. So we’ve worked to collect the stories<br />
    37. 37. The “It’s Our Story” Online Database<br />
    38. 38. EXPLOREWitness the Experience<br />Every piece of media in our archives online, fully transcribed, fully searchable<br />Capitalizing on latest advances in video archiving, library science, server technology<br />
    39. 39. ENHANCEUpload Your Insights<br />Users can upload video/written responses to items in our online database<br />Turns history into a dialogue<br />
    40. 40. ENABLECreate a Story<br />Online, free, and public video editor program<br />Allows editors access to all of our media<br />Empowers anyone, anywhere, to author their own tellings of the history of the disability community<br />
    41. 41. ENGAGEShare Your Perspectives<br />Easily publish your videos and writings on social networking sites<br />Reach a global audience with the click of a button<br />Here’s what our website will make possible<br />
    42. 42. An example of what this site will make possible:<br />“It’s Our Story” trailer<br />
    43. 43. So how do you fit into the picture?<br />
    44. 44. Get Involved<br />Volunteer a few hours a week online or at our office in Berkeley or from home!<br />Spend summer 2012 with “It’s Our Story”<br />Three distinct career tracks:<br /><ul><li>Entrepreneurial: form and manage partnerships with business, foundations, and government sectors
    45. 45. Creative Innovation: develop visual/video content, design and build cutting-edge online tools
    46. 46. Community: build bridges with schools, organizations; coordinate disability awareness events</li></li></ul><li>One last story...(link)<br />
    47. 47. Victor Santiago Pineda<br />And <br />Scott Cooper<br />www.itsourstory.org<br />ItsOurStory@gmail.com<br />
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