Celebrating the Power of Our Stories
The American novelist Joan Didion once wrote, “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”
In many ways Didion was right. Stories may not seem like a basic survival need, but our brains naturally tell us stories as a way to give structure and meaning to our lives.
As a cultural activist and writer working with public audiences across many geographical, racial, religious, social, and political boundaries, Jaki Shelton Green has witnessed significant transformational outcomes for individuals and communities as they unearth and validate their personal and collective stories. She will share her own stories that are deeply imbedded in her poetry.
She invites us all to think about how our stories help us to perceive, manifest, and become more generative in the work we execute as stewards of change and growth in our communities and organizations.