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Organizing Stories: What is a Story Circle? — and How to Use It in Cultural Organizing

Southerners on New Ground (S.O.N.G.)

November 20, 2020 · 4:30 pm-5:30 pm · Online

Humanities Council

Organizing Stories is a student-driven project supported by the Humanities Council Exploratory Grant in the Humanities and founded and directed by Professors Autumn M. Womack (English; African American Studies) and Monica Huerta (English; American Studies). The project investigates the long histories of anti-racist activism, racial justice organizing, and coalition-building as they relate to questions of narrative, storytelling, and humanistic study more broadly.

The second workshop features Southerners on New Ground (S.O.N.G.), a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. They build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LBGTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to current conditions.

Organizers from S.O.N.G. will lead participants through a spirited workshop on how “story circles” can be employed in cultural and intersectional organizing work. The workshop is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty interested in the intersections between scholarly and activist work.

Register here: https://www.organizingstories.com/rsvp-song

For more information, visit the Organizing Stories website.

Organizing Stories is supported by an Exploratory Grant in Collaborative Humanities from the Humanities Council, as well as the Dean of the Faculty, The University Center for Human Values, the Department of African American Studies, and the Princeton African Humanities Colloquium.

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