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  • 1. Inclusion and Engagement:Digital Stories as Passports to Citizenship
  • 2. The demands for recognition [by immigrants or cultural minorities]is given urgency by the supposed links between recognition andidentity, where this latter term designates something like a personsunderstanding of who they are, of their fundamental definingcharacteristics as a human being. The thesis is that our identity ispartly shaped by recognition or its absence, often by themisrecognition of others, and so a person or group of people cansuffer real damage, real distortion, if the people or society aroundthem mirror back to them a confining or demeaning orcontemptible picture of themselves. ….misrecognition shows notjust a lack of due respect. It can inflict a grievous wound, saddling itsvictims with a crippling self-hatred. Due recognition is not just acourtesy we owe people. It is a vital human need.Charles Taylor The Politics of Recognition
  • 3. Pecan Sheller’s Strike, 193812,000 mostly Latina workers stage3 month Strike against poor wages andworking conditions, changes the politicalclimate of South Texas to favor Latinocivic and electoral participation
  • 4. International Hotel 1977Thousands of people resist eviction of elderly Filipinos TeatroCampesino’s Los Vendidos Theater for migrant farmworkers
  • 5. What Stories Can Do• Support community development, giving voice to the full range of youth and youth groups that weave social fabric and build community life.• Enable democratic activism, youth stories play a critical role in helping to engage a larger public in social agencies, think of the role of youth and their stories in the Arab Spring• Drive citizen journalism, allowing youth to bring policy questions to life and enabling them to see themselves as part of history.• Support a real national conversation, using stories in social networks to raise and address urgent issues.• Heal trauma, young people that are survivors of personal or social trauma, learn to reframe memories as bridges to empowerment and tools for promoting human rights.• Promote public health, where youth stories of environmental and behavioral problems serve to reframe private troubles as public issues that can be addressed.
  • 6. ConfidenceDaga Abdulla
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  • 8. Thank You Very Much joe@storycenter.orgSlides at of Speech at