Storytelling As Activism
Writers / Artists Cafe
Sunday, February 28th from 2:00 – 4:00pm EST
Join us for a virtual writers and artists cafe, an informal space for us to organize outside of Storytelling As Activism events! Share your writing, artwork, photography, videos, performances, and other forms of art virtually with community. Ask for feedback, critiques, suggestions. Tell us about an idea you have for a new piece. Or, just come and admire all the awesome art! Sign-ups to showcase your art will take place 10 minutes before the event start on Zoom.
Please message our page before the event to get access to the Zoom link. Communication on Zoom calls can be in the form of audio/video, audio alone, and/or text. We will also have live closed captioning (both integrated in Zoom and in paragraph form). There is no fee for joining the Zoom webinar. If you have any questions, please private message our Facebook page.
What is the importance of storytelling within alternative and marginalized mental health communities? What does it mean to reclaim our narratives, and from who? How can storytelling be used for activism, community connections, and mutual aid? Join Alyssa Cypher and Micah Shelton for a presentation and community discussion on mental health storytelling: a short history of peer storytelling and institutional co-optation, questions to guide the process of reclaiming narratives within all conceptualizations of mental health, and discussions around how we want to reclaim and share our stories (if at all).
Storytelling As Activism: Poetry Workshop with Lauren Russell
Expressionism and Storytelling in the Visual Arts with Jen Weeks
This series was made financially possible through support from Opportunity Fund. Inside Our Minds is a project of New Sun Rising.