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Livestreamed on this page Tuesday 9 November 2021 at 2 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 4 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 5 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5).

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Tuesday 9 November 2021

Storytelling in Crisis

A Community Dialogue Exploring Strategies for Crafting Storytelling Responses that Center Care and Connection, Amplify Resistance, and Support Resiliency.

Tuesday 9 November 2021

Join us for Storytelling in Crisis presented by Storyline, Arts and Democracy, the Laundromat Project, Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts NY (NOCD-NY), and US Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC). This virtual community dialogue will explore strategies for crafting storytelling responses that center care and connection, amplify resistance, and support resiliency. Livestreaming on the common-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network on Tuesday 9 November 2021 at 2 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 4 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 5 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5).

In the midst of an ongoing pandemic and intertwined crises of racial, economic and environmental injustice, artists, journalists, and cultural organizers are poised to tell the story of our times. We are joining with our communities to create a living history of this critical moment. But how can we tell stories of crisis that can energize and bring hope to our communities and support structural change?

We will hear from storytellers who have learned from their experience of making work grappling with pandemics; epidemics; and natural, social, political, and economic disasters. Michael Premo (Storyline) will facilitate a discussion with Steven Thrasher (Northwestern University, forthcoming book The Viral Underclass), Nick Slie (Mondo Bizarro, Cry You One, I -10 Witness Project), and Regina Campbell (Rikers Public Memory Project).

The panel will be followed by small group discussions. This exchange will bring us together as peers working across multiple mediums to share lessons and challenges from our work.

This program is supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and the Laundromat Project Creative Action Fund.

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