Stories as Blueprints for Resistance and Solidarity: A presentation and story swap led by Storyteller Norah Dooley
At a time in this country when the language and behavior of the incoming president, and that of his proposed administration, has encouraged a rise in racist and sexist behavior, anti immigrant fervor, climate change denial, and demeaning of minorities and the poor, many people are now seeking ways to effectively respond to this threat to our environment, democracy, and indeed the world itself. Nora Dooley will describe her program “Stories as Blueprints for Resistance,” and tell several stories (folktales) of challenges that have been faced bravely and wisely, in opposition to various forms of tyranny. Participants on the call are encouraged to add their stories to Norah’s, as she guides the evening into a “swap” which may be a model for how to encourage hopeful sharing in the days and months ahead.
Recorded January 25, 2017