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Gemma B. Benton


Voices of Our Ancestors: Remembering “A Power With” Through Story & Song

with Gemma B. Benton

November 15th, 2017 at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific
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Much like a thumbprint, our voice is a unique expression of identity and belonging. Our voice, both the literal sound as well the artistic expression contained in story serve as a living connection with our ancestors and to the generations to come. Join us as Gemma shares with us her experiences working with story and song in traditional healing programs for Native American and indigenous communities.

Special  Giveaway:  Gemma will be giving away one of her giclee, fine art prints. Perfect as a gift for you or for gift giving. To qualify, sign up here to receive email reminders and then be on the live call.

Gemma B. Benton  is a traditional Native American singer, spiritual activist, mixed media artist , storyteller and the new coordinator for our own Healing Story Alliance.  Through her transformational art workshops, Gemma shares stories and wisdom gathered during her twenty-seven years of working in Native American and indigenous communities. Gemma is the creator of the “Ancestors Journey” online creative course that uses storytelling, sacred song, art and ritual to empower people to heal the wounds passed down through the generations by our ancestors.
gemmabbenton.com

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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 shared 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 offered stories and activities for engaging audiences in considering the dilemmas posed.

Recorded March 22, 2017

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Jenni Cargill Strong

From Stories of Place to Rewilding our Consciousness
The Conversation Continues!

Jenni will begin with a guided nature visualization and then outline some of the key concepts she teaches in her environmental storytelling workshops. She will tell a Buddhist prophecy ‘The Shambhala Warriors’, which Jenni has come to see as a potent and apt tale for our times. Deep Ecologist Joanna Macy, creator of ‘The Work that Reconnects’, used the story extensively. It is also woven into The Joyality™ Program, which empowers personal and planetary transformation. After telling the prophecy and discussing it, she will discuss tales she has told at environmental rallies and community actions.
Web: www.storytree.com.au or www.storiesonfoot.com
You Tube: jennistorytree/videos
Recorded June 22, 2017