Faculty: Co-taught by David Anderson Hooker and Vanessa Jackson
Story telling is part of every culture. In a world of information overload and “instant” communication we are at risk of losing the art of deep listening and of crafting a story of pain and triumph so that we invite others to connect with us and share their stories. Narrative theory and practice creates a frame in which we can better understand stories and sift through them for solutions.
Participants in this course will practice storytelling and learn how the unveiling of unspoken narratives can help to shift relationships, societal patterns and institutions though the practice of storytelling. Co-teacher Vanessa Jackson says that this invites us to tell our own story and to understand that “If I am not afraid of me, I will not be afraid of you.” It is a tool of engagement and connection which serves as one of the foundations for building lasting peace.
For more information on Narrative: Theory and Practices for Healing Self, Building Community and Organizing Change, and to register follow this link: http://www.emu.edu/cjp/spi/courses/#688