Exploring the Ethical Politics of Storytelling in Communities of Struggle for Social Change

Virtual Learning Circle

April 7, 2021, 5-6:30 pm EDT

Part of the First Annual Virginia Tech Ethics Week

Join Shannon Turner of StoryMuse, Kim Niewolny of the VT Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation, Max Stephenson and Neda Moayerian of the VT Institute of the Policy and Governance and the Community Change Collaborative, and Bob Leonard with the School of Performing Arts for an evening of engaged dialogue on ethical praxis of storytelling for social change. In this virtual Learning Circle event, we seek to engage with individuals who are interested in the generative quality of narratives and storytelling, as a form of cultural work for social change in communities of struggle. This would include sharing and exploring examples of community cultural development in communities that have experienced social, cultural, and/or environmental distress, transition, or conflict rooted in historical inequities and injustices. Doing so opens up a critical space about the ethics and ethical praxis of storytelling and related forms of community cultural development. 

Register at this link: https://tinyurl.com/13modb1k

Sponsored in part by The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Office of Academic Programs

For support email Garland Mason at garlandm@vt.edu