AT THE HEART OF THE MATTER:
Let Justice Roll

Online digital storytelling workshop

As we listen to the news and directly experience the realities of violence and injustice that daily flood our world, it is easy to retreat into apathy or despair. Yet we know that where injustice lives, so too live resistance and resilience, along with hope and love.

In this workshop, participants will explore first person stories about injustice and our efforts to heal ourselves and our communities from its impacts.

WORKSHOP CONTENT

In this workshop small groups of participants will:

  • Learn the components of effective storytelling through tutorials and screened examples

  • Explore first person stories in a story circle

  • Create 250 - 450 word story scripts and record them as voiceovers

  • Gather/create images  and music/sounds

  • Learn WeVideo video editing

  • Integrate voiceover, images and sound tracks into a video production with WeVideo

 

The workshop will end with a screening of participants’ stories.

 

The workshop process we follow is used internationally by health and social service providers,  educators, and oral history researchers, and by groups committed to building  safer, more just, and healthier communities.

KINDS OF STORIES

There are so many stories that can be told on the theme of Let Justice Roll. 

You can tell a story about: 

  • When you directly experienced or witnessed an injustice 

  • How an experience of injustice has shaped who you are and your life journey

  • People, places, and experiences that have given you hope and contributed to your healing

  • ‘Ally’ stories – a time when someone has supported you as you struggled with your own experience of injustice, or when you have supported a survivor(s) of injustice.

 

There is no right or wrong story – only the story you want to tell and are ready to tell – here, now, in this circle of storytellers.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

This workshops is for anyone and everyone who believes in the power of stories to bring us closer to ourselves and to each other. It is for everyone who understands that we all have stories that are waiting to be told, and that the stories we tell from our own lives matter.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

  • Six 2 1/2-hour sessions, held twice weekly 

  • Up to 4 hours of one-on-one mentoring with facilitators

  • You can expect to spend approximately 24 hours, give or take, over the course of 6 weeks.This includes group and individual tutorials and independent work.

WORKSHOP SIZE:

We restrict the size of each workshop to 6 participants to ensure that each storyteller has the support they need to explore and craft their digital story to their own satisfaction.

REQUIREMENTS

You will need a computer (Mac, PC, Chromebook) with an internet connection and updated web browser.

 

You will be provided with your own WeVideo digital editing account during the course of the workshop.

TESTIMONIALS FROM ONLINE STORY WORKSHOPS

There is nothing like sharing personal intimate stories with others.  With Frances’s encouragement and direction, I found my true story!

Darlene Oldcorn, Lorette, MB.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email and instructions about how to prepare for the workshop and how to access WeVideo editing software.

 

NOTE: Subsidized spaces will be set aside for storytellers with limited income and without access to organizational subsidies.

NOTE:  If your organization has 4-6 individuals who would like to explore stories on this theme or on another theme of interest, we can deliver a customized workshop for you.

 

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WORKSHOP DETAILS

PREREQUISITES: Basic computer skills

LENGTH:  Six 2.5-hour sessions

DATES::  June 20, 22, 27 & 29;  July 4 & 6 (Mondays  & Wednesdays)

TIME: 6:30 - 9:00 pm

LOCATION: Online via Zoom video conferencing

CAPACITY: 6

*TUITION:  $450 + gst

Registration closes when spots are filled.