CM10 Power of Stories Josh Schacter

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CM10 Power of Stories Josh Schacter

  1. 1. Creating Social Change Through Community-Based Storytelling Josh Schachter joshsch@cox.net www.joshphotos.com / www.findingvoiceproject.org
  2. 2. Seeing The Environment Through A Child’s Lens
  3. 3. Voices Inc: Community Stories Past & Present
  4. 4. Finding Voice Catalina Magnet High School Tucson, AZ
  5. 5. finding voice learning process •  stFinding Voice Student Population Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burundi, Croatia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Mexico, Nepal, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Rwanda, Russia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, Yemen, Vietnam disciplinary: integration of arts into
  6. 6. Raping of women and children Taking the babies from their mothers’ womb I imagine when the rebel wanted to shoot at me Suddenly I was saved by a boy, Allieu, Who was shot in his foot At this time it is like you hold your own life in your hands Seeing your own death hunting you Sometimes I prayed “O God take my life” Let me rest instead of living in this unjust world….. - Aminata, Catalina High School Student from Liberia
  7. 7. Community Forums Media Interventions Publications Theatre
  8. 8. Congressional Briefing wwww.findingvoiceproject.org Exhibitions Engaging Policymakers
  9. 9. Oguta, Nigeria SNAP
  10. 10. Facing the Past, Present & Future: Connecting Youth & Elders on the San Carlos Apache Reservation
  11. 11. The single story creates a stereotype and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story. …a single story robs people of their dignity. - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian Author
  12. 12. VISION AUTHENTIC LEGITIMATE UNEXPECTED EMOTIONAL STORIES Storytelling & Social Change
  13. 13. Josh Schachter joshsch@cox.net www.joshphotos.com www.findingvoiceproject.org

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