Storytelling for Social Change

October 8, 2020 | Interactive Workshop

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“By learning how to consciously craft and share powerful stories, we can challenge oppressive systems and invite people to imagine and embody collective liberation. If we shift our cultural stories that sustain oppressive systems– narratives of domination, extraction, inadequacy, separation and inevitability, to narratives of wholeness, interdependence, connection and power – we can create communities of belonging, rooted in care for each other and all of life.” – Life Escobar

Join acclaimed activist, speaker, and videographer Life Escobar for a virtual workshop about the power of storytelling in social change movements. Life will speak to their experience crafting and documenting stories in war zones, in places of political upheaval, and as part of their own journey of healing.

In this moment in time, the unifying power of stories is not to be underestimated. Gain skills for personal and professional storytelling through this online workshop. Hear from Life how to identify and convey stories that will lead to change as well as gain excellent storytelling skills.

Learn to share stories that will build a movement, foster empathy and compassion, transform understanding, and lead to true social change.

Build skills in:
Storytelling, communication, empathy-based stories, story arcs, movement building, crafting stories

This workshop is for you if you’re:

  • Wanting to unleash the power of storytelling to build a movement or create impact within your communities
  • Facing difficult conversations where storytelling could lead to breakthroughs
  • Wanting to speak in ways that bring people into the work and missions you care about
  • Ready to make an empathy-centered impact

*Be Social Change Members get 30% off this workshop! Become a member for $5 / month or $49 / year.



Instructor

Life Escobar
Life Escobar

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By documenting the stories of activists, organizers, healers in movements for justice in over 25 countries, Life has seen first hand the role that storytelling plays in challenging oppressive systems and building movements for liberation. On a personal level, storytelling has been a central force in their healing from multiple forms of abuse and sexual violence.

After growing up in a large Catholic family of ten kids, they studied photography and anthropology at NYU. After graduating in 2011, they launched their company to support organizations & activists in telling powerful stories that challenge oppressive systems, inspire action and catalyze movements.

As a filmmaker, they’ve created emotional, story-driven videos for over 70 social movements, organizations, and individuals. Life is the author of The Starter Guide to Non-Profit Video Storytelling and has been a keynote speaker at TEDxNYU, Google, The Foundation Center, and NYU. Additionally, they have led workshops on storytelling & filmmaking in Palestine, Uganda, Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Tunisia and the United States.

Life is obsessed with creating and producing stories that reveal the context of interlocking oppressive systems and that inspire people to remember our collective power to heal and transform those systems. They believe that stories plant seeds of possibility and create bridges between What Has Been and What Could Be.

Workshop Schedule

October 8th, 2020

12:55 pm

Sign on to the workshop and introduce yourself in the chat

 

1:00 pm

Workshop with interactive activities 

2:15 pm

Q & A 

The online workshop will be recorded. 

Refunds can be issued in full up to 48 hours prior to the start of the event by contacting Be Social Change at support@besocialchange.com.

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Membership Options

Enjoy this workshop at a discount and others for free! As a member you’ll also access social impact webinars and events, member-only networking, and all past event recordings.