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Community Story Circle Training for Nonprofit Organizations

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During this 4-hour training, attendees will first participate in a story circle and then learn how to facilitate one themselves.

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ABOUT STORY CIRCLES

The purpose of a story circle is to build or strengthen a sense of community within a group, to examine differences, and / or to explore social challenges through their own lives. During a story circle, a small group of people gather to each share a personal story about a specific topic or theme. In a story circle, there is no audience; everyone shares, and everyone listens with complete attention. Once everyone has told their story, participants comment on the strengths and power they see in others’ stories and draw connections between others’ stories and their own. They are a powerful tool for seeing others and for being seen. Story circles have a rich history – from Indigenous communities who used them to draw out communal experiences and make decisions for the good of the community to the Free Southern Theater that used story circles during the Civil Rights Movement to open dialogue around the topic of race and create theater pieces to reflect those stories back to larger communities.

ABOUT THIS TRAINING

Nonprofit, legal aid, and health care organizations can use story circles to build and strengthen a sense of community between their staff members and/or between community members, as well as to gain insights and perspectives from community members on social and policy issues that inform the organization’s services and advocacy work. During this four-hour session, participants will first participate in a story circle and then learn how to facilitate one themselves. Note: Story circles are a community-building and perspective-gathering tool, NOT a tool for gathering stories for marketing purposes.

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  • A computer
  • Internet connection
  • A webcam
  • Story circles rely on the other participants having your complete focus and energy. Please plan to have your webcam on and your cellphone off. We recognize that everyone’s living environments during the pandemic are different. We encourage you to do your best to be in a physical space that feels safe and private as you share and connect with others.

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Organizer The Perpetual Visitors Theatre Company LLC

Organizer of Community Story Circle Training for Nonprofit Organizations

Based in Boston, The Perpetual Visitors Theatre Company's mission is to foster understanding, empathy, and human connection through storytelling. www.perpetualvisitorstheatre.org

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