Amplify
 

saturday September 8th

Doors open for Registration & Networking
9:30 - 10:00AM, Main Hall

Courtyard Showcase of Local Artists
The Undertone Collective
Narinda Heng
Lawrence Lindell

 
 
Mina Morita

Storytellers: Seizing Power & Creating Change

Keynote
Mina morita
10:00 - 10:30AM, Main Hall

Storytellers are the most powerful and influential individuals in a society because the narratives they weave shape our understanding of ourselves and each other. Yet today storytellers across mediums are feeling powerless in the face of our changing political landscape. How do we learn to frame ourselves and our work as agents for change? Mina Morita explores her personal journey in realizing her power as a storyteller and shares how she boldly works to make the invisible, visible.
 


Shreya Shankar

The Warm-Up: Radical Joy & Inspired Action

Shreya SHankar
10:30 - 11:00AM, Main Hall

As people of color, we are often called on to perform our trauma and center our stories around our pain. Creative and organizer Shreya Shankar provides a counter-catalyst to this call, helping us to activate, energize, build community and most importantly: ground our stories in radical joy.

 

 
Teaching

BARRIERS: A CONVERSATION ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE STORYTELLING


Richard Cruz, Troy Williams & Abby Madan
11:10 - 12:10PM, Main Hall

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Journalism vs Activism: Where Do I Draw The Line?


Helen Zia
11:10 - 12:10PM, Library


Break
12:10 - 1:00PM

Courtyard Showcase of Local Artists

The Undertone Collective
Narinda Heng
Lawrence Lindell


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Moving Our Democracy Forward Through Storytelling

Keynote
Aimee Allison
1:00 - 1:30PM, Main Hall

African American women are the fastest growing bloc in the Democratic party; Latinx are the largest non-white racial group in America; and Asian Americans are the fastest-growing segment of the population. People of color are the driving force to the future of this democracy, so how do we as storytellers shift power through narrative so that we deliver on our vision for this country? Join Aimee Allison, President of Democracy in Color in considering this critical question. Aimee is the founder of She the People, a multi-platform initiative that elevates and amplifies the voice and power of women of color in our role in forging an inclusive, multiracial coalition that will transform American democracy.

 
Michael R. Grant
Norman Antonio Zelaya

Digital Storytelling for POC Workshop

Michael R. Grant

1:40 - 2:40PM, Main Hall

 

Cadence & Community: Writing To Represent

Norman Antonio Zelaya

1:40 - 2:40PM, Library

Juliana Delgado Lopera

Oral Histories: Gathering and Writing Stories

Juliana Delgado Lopera

2:50 - 3:20PM, Main Hall

 

Stories For Us: No Need To Explain

Martina Abrahams Ilunga

2:50 - 3:20PM, Library

 

SUNDAY September 9th

Doors open for Registration & Networking
9:30 - 10:00AM, Main Hall

Courtyard Showcase of Local Artists

The Root Slam
Maji Press & News

 
 
Glynn Washington

Snap Judgement Retrospective: My Craft for 10 Years

Keynote
Glynn Washington
10:00 - 11:00AM, Main Hall

Glynn Washington, Host and Executive Producer of Snap Judgment, shares his lessons learned, failures and successes, and the advice he would have given himself when beginning his journey as a storyteller 10 years ago.



Break
12:10 - 1:00PM

Courtyard Showcase of Local Artists
The Root Slam
Maji Press & News
The NuBN


Geraldine Ah-Sue

How I Learned To Sound Like Me: Voice and Radio

Geraldine Ah-Sue

1:00 - 1:30PM, Main Hall

Showcase

Care Centered Networking and Skillshare

Jeannine Ventura and Ra Malika Imhotep

1:00 - 1:30PM, library

 

Shanthi Sekaran

Writing Outside Of My Own Culture

Shanthi Sekaran

1:40 - 2:10PM, Main Hall

 

Johnson Fung

Freelance Scrappy Marketing 101

Johnson Fung

1:40 - 2:10PM, Library

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Bernice Young

Am I Ready TO WRite A Memoir?

Reyna Grande

2:20 - 3:20PM, Main Hall

Investigative Reporting: Diving Deep

Bernice Yeung

2:20 - 3:20PM, Library


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Storytelling For Transformative Change

Keynote
rhodessa Jones
3:30 - 4:30PM, Main Hall

Based on her work with incarcerated women in San Francisco, Rhodessa Jones created The Medea Project, a theater for incarcerated women. Since then, The Medea Project has performed, expanded, and won numerous awards, reaching from Italy to South Africa, from jailed women of color to those living with HIV/AIDS, all with Rhodessa at its helm for the last 24 years. Rhodessa will share how we too can uses stories as vehicles of transformative change within the communities we serve.