By Solinger Fox Ir
Telling tales to alter the area is a strong number of essays approximately community-based and interest-based tasks the place storytelling is used as a method for conversing out for justice. individuals from destinations around the globe—including Uganda, Darfur, China, Afghanistan, South Africa, New Orleans, and Chicago—describe grassroots initiatives within which groups use narrative as a manner of exploring what a extra simply society may well appear like and what civic engagement capability. those compelling debts of resistance, wish, and imaginative and prescient show off the facility of the storytelling shape to generate critique and collective motion. jointly, those initiatives show the modern strength of news to stimulate engagement, lively citizenship, the satisfaction of id, and the humility of human connectedness.
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Tia Oros Peters serves as Executive Director of the Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development, an Indigenous peoples’ organization working for social, cultural, and environmental justice for Native nations. A. A. in Creative Writing from Antioch University. Further Reading Founded in 1977, Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development is the oldest continually operating, identity-based fund dedicated to Native grassroots empowerment, community action, leadership development, cultural revitalization, and tribal sovereignty in the United States.
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