The Power of Story: Storytelling for Advocacy

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22 November, 2018
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Share you story9:00 am to 12:00 pm
United Way of Winnipeg Learning Centre
1st floor, 580 Main St.

CCEDNet Mbrs: $25 | Non-Members: $75

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Are you passionate about a cause that you want to raise awareness about? Do you want to move others to act with you?

We all have valuable lived experience that drives us to speak up for change. This workshop is for advocates and for staff of organizations who support advocates with lived experience, and who want to share their story. In this workshop, Cate Friesen will introduce you to tools and practices that you can use to tell your personal story in a way that is heartfelt and focussed, and inspires others to work with you for change.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the essential elements of a powerful advocacy story
  • Explore and practice a story structure that inspire action, and can be adapted for length
  • Discover and practice telling at least one of your own advocacy stories
  • Gain tips on authentic delivery

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As the driving force of The Story Source, Cate Friesen brings together 25 years of experience as an award-winning CBC producer, storyteller and documentary maker, a visionary leader, performer, trainer, and coach. She led the team that created CBC’s multiple award-winning interactive Missing and Murdered: The Unsolved Cases of Indigenous Women and Girls , co-designed and implemented training in storytelling for radio, co-created a unique mentorship program based on collaborative learning, and was instrumental in the launch of CBC’s game-changing Indigenous Digital Unit.

As a freelance broadcaster, she produced feature documentaries for radio, and hosted a very popular Toronto music show, called Absolutely Folk. She also worked for 13 years as a singer-songwriter with a strong focus on storytelling, performing extensively across Canada and recording three CDs of original material. Cate is a soccer-playing mom, a Quaker and a sponsor for a recently-arrived Syrian family.

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