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Using stories as agents of social change with Sisonke Msimang

  • Centre for Stories 100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge, WA, 6003 Australia (map)

In this interactive workshop you will be guided through the essential skills of writing to create positive social change. Story writing can be used effectively to evoke empathy and empower individuals.

The workshop will help you to turn your experiences and insights into stories and narratives that engage the public and inspire change. 

This workshop is aimed at people working in the fields of human rights, gender equality, the environment and public health.

 You will learn

•    to fashion your experiences into a narrative arc

•    to write ethically about social justice issues e.g. mental health, human rights, gender equality

•    to document your story or the stories of others for maximum impact in ways that are respectful and authentic

•     to reach broader general audiences than those who simply work in your sector through social and traditional media

Sisonke Msimang is a writer and activist.  Her work has been featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, Newsweek and a range of other international publications.  Sisonke has told stories at The Moth, TED Women and TEDxSoweto and has used storytelling as a tool for social justice for many years.  

Cost : $95 (for not for profit organisations only)

Earlier Event: 10 January
Fem Book Club: The Natural Way of Things
Later Event: 11 February
Seeing Stories for Jack