STORYTELLING IN TIMES LIKE THESE
September 27, 2017 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT
with Onawumi Jean Moss,
Award-winning Storyteller, Playwright & Actress
The focus of this teleconference is on storytelling as a pivotal instrument to spark interest in social change. Storytelling is an integral part of our consciousness. In the best of times it is sent forth to nurture our dreams, aspirations and our ability to think highly of ourselves and others. In those moments, unfettered by bigotry, prejudice or discrimination, we celebrate! On the flip-side, story’s archives are overflowing with nightmarish tales of resistance to social change of which inclusivity and diversity are inseparable. So given our right to freedom of speech what, in real time, is a storyteller to do? So many answers…so little time.
Onawumi will share stories from her Sankofa Collection–UNCHAINED VOICES…along with anecdotes from experiences in the field.
Each piece, selected to cast light on and encourage advocacy is told to honor those on whose shoulders we stand, those who stand before us, and those who are yet to come.
JOIN this interactive experience-be ready to lift your voice and SAY WHU-U-UT!!!
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! 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
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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 Call in Number: (605) 475-4749
And after dialing, when prompted, all countries then dial in the Participant Access Code: 640709#
*For international calls, please contact Elisa Pearmain for the call-in number.
If you are dropped from the call or do not connect – hang up and call back!
Boo-Tickle Tales: Stories that Teach Kids Resilience with Sherry Norfolk and Lyn Ford
October 18, 2017 > Receive an email reminder
Not-so-scary stories for young children can serve a deeper purpose of immunizing children from fear, encouraging creative problem solving, offering coping mechanisms and building resilience, while being fun to tell and fun to hear. Join the authors of Boo-Tickle Tales (Parkhurst Brothers, 2016) to learn more about the multiple positive impacts of “scary” stories – and hear a story or two.
Special Book Giveaway: Parkhurst Brothers has generously provided 2 copies of Lyn & Sherry’s Boo Tickle Book for a giveaway on our show. Just sign up here and be on the call on October 18th.
Voices of Our Ancestors: Remembering A Power With Through Story & Song with Gemma B. Benton
November 2017 > Receive an email reminder
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.