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Saturday, June 23 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Story Shift Film Salon

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How can we create, amplify, resource and support community accountable media that can inspire, tell, and shift the story of just transition and building the new economy? In this highly participatory salon, we will explore the principles and praxis of StoryShift, a new initiative building a generative future through a just and equitable transition away from exploitation of people and the planet. We'll move, sing, watch some inspiring stories, and discuss how together, we can seed, root, and nurture the long-term collaborations, resources, and vision needed for us to fundamentally shift our relationships to each other, to the planet, and to the way in which we tell the story of how this work is happening. We aim to spur innovations necessary to achieve what is possible on the long road to liberation, justice, and sustainability.

Short films we will be screening as part of this session include:

StoryShift is part resource network, part production hub, and part skill-share system for artist-organizers working with intention and integrity. StoryShift is a collaborative initiative that aims to resource and support individual leaders, media-makers, artists, and community-based organizations who are building powerful alternatives to structural racism, oppression, and inequity in the face of climate change. 

StoryShift  is based on the belief that powerful community-centered stories can seed solutions for justice and sustainability, and bring people from various backgrounds and geographies together to learn from each other while increasing their collective impact. From racist policing, to mass deportations, and devastation from hurricanes fueled by a warming climate – we are facing threats to our very existence. Yet in the midst of this, we are doing more than saying “No.” We are actively building new systems and structures – even in a moment full of of new threats. This makes up the crux of the stories StoryShift will help to produce, support, and amplify.

Facilitated by Jayeesha Dutta, Luisa Dantas, and Rachel Plattus

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Luisa Dantas

filmmaker, JoLu Productions
Brasilian-American filmmaker Luisa Dantas works at the intersection of storytelling, social justice and cities. She produced and directed the multi-platform documentary Land of Opportunity, which chronicles the reconstruction of New Orleans through the eyes of those on the frontlines... Read More →

Anna Lee

Co-director, Working Films

Rachel Plattus

Co-Editor, Beautiful Solutions

Saturday June 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
HGA Classroom 206

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