Center for Interfaith Cooperation

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Workshops for telling stories and pursuing social justice

If you are excited about the Story Lab for “Images from the Border” on June 13, you’ll want to check out some of these upcoming workshops.
Story Lab — Images from the Border Here and there

Thursday, June 13, 7:00-9:00 pm

Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall
1100 W. 42nd St.

Indy is becoming increasingly aware that to make social change, it’s vital to tell stories that are compelling and true. An excellent example will be the Story Lab encouraging participants to share their stories about the significance of borders. More are being held at the wonderful Flanner Community Writing Center.

Here are a few more.

Speaking Truth to Power @ Flanner Community Writing Center
Jul 27 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Speaking Truth to Power is a term coined by Bayard Rustin. One of the leading civil rights activists during the 50s, that is rarely spoken of because he was an out gay man. We will evoke his teachings to learn the power of our own experiences and find strength in our narratives. This workshop will explore how to tap into our own stories and use them to empower ourselves to create change. Tatjana Rebelle is a mother, activist, organizer, writer, performer, and promoter. Indianapolis is where she learned to use her writing to deal with growing up in the midwest as a bisexual, biracial daughter of an immigrant. She is the founder and host of VOCAB. She uses her writing for social justice for communities of color, combating Islamophobia and LGTBQIA+ rights.
Push + Pull: Exploring the Political Nature of the Personal Narrative Pt.2 @ Flanner Community Writing Center
Aug 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Push + Pull: Exploring the Political Nature of the Personal Narrative Pt.2 @ Flanner Community Writing Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

This 2-part workshop creates a space for participants to flesh out and root their personal works in political education and transformation.

In part 2, participants will reflect on their political issue of choice and their personal connections to and motivations behind that issue through vent diagramming. Then, participants will work in small groups to collectively think through each other’s prompt responses and vent diagrams, and work together to outline the direction of each other’s pieces

Rewriting the World for our Daughters @ Flanner Community Writing Center
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

What does it mean to be a strong woman? In this workshop led by writer, mother, and educator KC Chan-Brose, we will define what strength means to us based off the examples we see in our every day lives. We will read the writing of strong women and decide what we want the world to look like for our daughters. Then, we will discuss how we make that world.

We will write letters to our daughters, as well as re-write stories to model the themes that are lacking in children’s literature.

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