Upcoming Teleconference

Upcoming Teleconferences

Teleconferences Are Free – although your usual long distance costs apply, there is no other charge. A collection of past Teleconferences is available here. Please review this important resource!For more information, e-mail Allison Cox or call (206) 463-3844. Both members and non-members of the Healing Story Alliance are welcome to listen. We hope that these informative evenings will encourage and inspire more people to join HSA and the exciting work we are doing. We welcome donations! See donation button at the bottom of our home page. The Healing Storytelling Alliance is a special interest group of the National Storytelling Network. Our purpose is to explore and promote the use of storytelling in healing, by storytellers, health care, counseling and pastoral care professionals and all who recognize the positive power of story in health. Through the HSA, we will share our experience and our skills and collaborate to learn to be more effective in using stories to inform, inspire, nurture and heal.

Membership is $25 per year for NSN members, $35 for non-NSN Members. Click here for more information on HSA.

All calls scheduled at U.S. time
9 PM ET/6 PM PT

The Teleconferences lasts one hour and offer a combination of presentation, discussion and Q&A.

To join in the call in the United States* – Dial  (641) 715-3580

For international calls, please contact  Allison Cox for the call-in number.

And after dialing, when prompted, all countries then dial in the Participant Access Code: 233270#

If you are dropped from the call or do not connect – hang up and call back!

March 22, 2017

Sara Armstrong
Dilemma Stories Help Teach Social Justice

Dilemma Stories – stories in which there are several options, all of which have some appeal–stimulate conversations about different perspectives and open up ideas different from our own. Dilemma Stories can be included in discussions about empathy, citizenship, literature, social studies topics, indeed, any situation in which communication and understanding are valued.

Sara will share some of the work of Charles Temple on dilemma stories for democracy, and Maria Asp’s and Jack Zipe’s work in having students immerse themselves in perspectives in stories. She will offer stories and activities for engaging audiences in considering the dilemmas posed. The HSA audience will also be encouraged to share their ideas.

Sara Armstrong, Ph.D., is celebrating her 44th year as an educator! She brought storytelling into her elementary school classroom in the 80’s and has included stories in her workshops with teachers since then. She is intrigued with expanding conversations among people by sharing stories with no particular right answer, and lots of perspectives. She is on the Board of the Ho’ala Foundation for Education, which shares its Awakening Wisdom curriculum that supports responsibility, responsiveness, respect, and resourcefulness among students, teachers parents, and community. Sara is the co-author of The Invent to Learn Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom: Recipes for Success www.sgaconsulting.org, saarmst@telis.org


If you are unable to be on the scheduled calls, go to healingstory.org/events/teleconference-recordings/ to listen to the recorded events, posted within a month of the original event.