Storytelling for Social Change: The Power of Narrative in Creating Impact
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
New York, United States
Every time you share a story, you spark a story.
What does it mean to be a purposeful storyteller? How do we become intentional about the stories we share so they inspire feelings of connection and action within the minds of our listeners? How do we harness the power of narrative to create social impact?
Come learn how innovative storytellers within the world of social change are using the power of narrative to create meaningful and sustainable change. Find out how social good organizations are using video and new media platforms to spread their message, raise funds, and scale impact. Discover how you can effectively craft and share your own story across different channels to express who you are and what you stand for in an authentic and compelling way.
Each ticket purchase includes free wine, organic juice, and hors d'oeuvres.
Our Panel Includes:
Tiffany Dufu, President, The White House Project
Advancing Leadership through Purposeful Storytelling
Tiffany Dufu knew her calling at a young age. Ever since she accepted the Girl of the Year Award in eighth grade, Tiffany knew that she wanted to make a profound impact. Now, as President of the White House Project Tiffany is creating new programs to expand the organization with a focus to appeal to a broader audience while empowering women, not just in the political realm, but in society as a whole. She continues to be an active and visible member of the women’s leadership community, being honored by Mattel in 2011 as one of their 10 Women to Watch and being recognized by the National Council for Research on Women in 2012 as one of 30 women making change in the world today."
Thaler Pekar, Thaler Pekar & Partners
Finding and sharing your entrepreneurial stories
A leading voice in the field of narrative and communication, Thaler guides smart entrepreneurs in applying the power of story to organizational identity and stakeholder engagement. She facilitated the opening plenary of the most recent Smithsonian Institution Conference on Organizational Storytelling, and is a Contributor to the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog.
Annie Escobar, Co-founder, ListenIn Pictures
Crafting cinematic stories to inspire action
ListenIn Pictures is a media production company on a mission to end bad non-profit video. We believe that powerful, emotional storytelling is the secret to saving non-profits from boring overview videos. We have created storytelling projects in Palestine, South Africa, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Ghana, Maryland, New Jersey and New York City and worked with KIPP, Achievement First, Human Rights Campaign, BRAC, Planned Parenthood, NYU Wagner and the Institute for Middle East Understanding.
Rob Wu, Founder, CauseVox
Online fundraising through storytelling
CauseVox is a storytelling-based online fundraising platform that empowers nonprofits to easily design their own fundraising sites. Most recently, Rob co-authored the Starter guide to video storytelling and is a judge for TechSoup's Digital Storytelling Challenge. His work has been recognized by the NYTimes, CNN, Forbes, and TechCrunch.
Pablo Toledo, Camino PR
Storytelling through visual communications strategies
Pablo Toledo is a communications professional interested in storytelling’s power to motivate people to action. Inspired by the potential of narrative to reach and engage large audiences, Pablo has worked in variety of fields, from education to filmmaking, to help advance progressive causes. He is a current fellow in the NYU Reynolds Social Entrepreneurship Program and serves as creative director for Camino Public Relations.
About Be Social Change New York Meetup -
We are a community of change makers, social entrepreneurs, start-ups, techies, non-profits, educators students, and overall do and want-to-do gooders. Collectively, we are cultivating a network that fosters the spreading of new and innovative ideas, supports building an infrastructure for social entrepreneurship, and provides opportunities for members to make the world a better place.
We do this by creating unique event experiences that empower, connect and organize the social change community in New York through:
- “Be” - events and panels that feature innovative social entrepreneurs and change makers from a wide-range of sectors and disciplines.
- “Social” - meetups, breakfasts, and dinners that bring diverse groups of people together for idea sharing, networking, and collaboration.
- “Change” - projects in partnership with local impact organizations to provide members with opportunities to create meaningful and sustainable change in New York.
Be Social Change New York focuses on creating diverse and integrated ways to make a difference locally while serving as a launching pad to create meaningful impact globally. Join us to become a catalyst for change with fellow New Yorkers!
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