We have begun to take control of own narratives, telling our stories using whatever tool and digital means is available to us. We have not only begun to tell our stories, but we’ve connected them to others around the world simultaneously and in a networked manner. The storyteller becomes a diplomat, a trickster, an opportunity creator, an entrepreneur, a node for change.
How do we tell our stories? How do we help others tell their stories? How do we create opportunities by telling these stories both for ourselves and others? When does our personal story shift from “me” to “us”? How do we make these shifts? How do we inspire action and empower others to tell their story? How does information and technology help us do that? What are the emerging trends in storytelling that can help us become changemakers both online and offline.
Storytelling for social change will offer hands-on instruction to individuals and organizations alike seeking to use the ever-expanding toolkit of media for social change and peacebuilding.