Telling personal stories can empower storytellers, build community, and move groups to action. In the
second year of Occupy Wall Street, how has storytelling moved from the encampments and assemblies to the various campaigns for housing, health care, and debt resistance, among others? What challenges do we face when documenting and archiving people’s personal stories? Join movement organizers from groups in and beyond OWS for a conversation about storytelling as tool for transformation.
Kimber Heinz and Ali Issa, Facing Tear Gas Project
; Megan Sheehan, Health Care Is a Human Right Campaign, Vermont Workers’ Center
; Michael Premo and Rachel Falcone,Housing Is a Human Right
; Laura Gottesdiener, Occupy Sandy
; Margaret Flowers, Physicians for a National Health Care Program
; Jill Williams, A People’s Investigation of Money, Debt and Power
; Pamela Brown, Amin Husain, and Annie Spencer, Strike Debt
; and Rob Robinson, Take Back the Land
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Cosponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Seminar in the Humanities.