Date(s) - 03/07/2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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 out of the encampments and assemblies and into campaigns for housing, health care, debt resistance, and more? What are the challenges involved in hearing, recording, and archiving people’s tales? Join movement organizers from groups in and beyond OWS for a conversation about storytelling as tool of transformation. This panel discussion will feature media-makers Rachel Falcone and Michael Premo of Housing is a Human Right; journalist Laura Gottesdiener of Occupy Sandy’s storyline project; Amin Husain, Annie Spencer, and Pamela Brown of Strike Debt; Megan Sheehan of the Vermont Workers Center’s Health Care is a Human Right Campaign; Dr. Margaret Flowers of Physicians for a National Health Care Program, Kimber Heinz and Ali Issa of the Facing Tear Gas Project, and Jill Williams from the truth commission project called A People’s Investigation of Money, Debt, and Power. Rob Robinson of Take Back the Land will serve as co-discussant with Grace Davie.