GN21 Focus WEBINAR - Story Telling For Personal & Social Change

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Join GlobalNet21 Focus to hear our special guest Dvora Liberman who will look at the power of story telling to act as an agent of both personal and community change.

You can join this webinar at http://app.webinarjam.net/register/20480/1d9bcf5ab6 and this will take you to the landing page where you can register and reserve a place as well as get notifications about the event and a link to the recording of the webinar.

Dvora Liberman who believes that everyone has stories to tell will present the Webinar. Dvora works with individuals and organisations to tell their stories through performance, publishing and film. She told us,

“I am committed to nurturing and inspiring people’s imagination and creative expression. I am especially interested in how we can write and tell biographical stories in creative and empowering ways for personal and social transformation.”

Dvora trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art LAMDA, and the International School of Storytelling in East Sussex. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Life History Research: Oral History and Life Story Documents, and Documentary Film Making from the University of Sussex, UK. She is currently doing a PhD in Oral History and the Law in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the British Library.

The art of telling stories has always been an important part of human existence shaping our behaviour and even our culture. Our history is full of fables and parables that have moulded our values as humans and helped us to understand each other and ourselves.

Storytelling is also a powerful catalyst for connecting people to each other and places. These types of connections are essential ingredients for positive change through community and economic development. Stories are a useful lens for collectively examining and formulating the necessary steps to understand the potential in our local communities.

By developing story telling we can begin to think not only bigger about social justice but we can do so on the basis of empathy and understanding. We get to know the “real person” in our community facing poverty, hunger or disability