Can a story make a difference? Can it heal our broken communities and hearts? We invite you to join Herstory Writers Workshop’s founder and director for a hands-on immersion in a technique that has given voice to high school students who crossed the border by themselves, children of the incarcerated, and young people struggling with poverty, addiction, family and neighborhood violence, mental illness and hatred of newcomers arriving in our land.
Please join us to learn about a unique pedagogy that has changed the lives of thousands of Long Island students and their families, giving hope and a voice to young people who have been marginalized and unheard, while changing the attitude of teachers, school counselors, school boards and administrators, one story at time.
Date: November 18, 2019
Location: Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Ave.
Rockville Center, N Y 11570
Kellenberg Hall Reception Room
We invite you to join a statewide movement to use literature to examine the cracks in the liberty bell at this time when there is such an urgency of empathy now in our land.
Can memoir become a tool for action? Is there a way that a living literature by those whose voices have been silenced can make its way into the canon-- to be taught in high schools, colleges and universities; to be circulated side by side with the writings of those who are already acknowledged by the establishment?
Can the stories of those who are vulnerable and isolated be shaped in a way that even the most hard-hearted legislator, court judge, immigration officer or prison guard will be startled into rethinking policy and practice? Could the power structure be righted if a literature that forced every reader to walk in the storyteller’s shoes was made part of the culture?
Date: November 9th, 2019
Location: Stony Brook University - Charles B. Wang Center
100 Nicolls Rd. #302 Stony Brook, NY 11794