Group Collaboration Session on the Use of Storytelling to Enhance Social Consciousness, Develop Leaders, and Foster Belonging in a College Setting — The Filth

Each Sagdrina and Rukia are Social Justice Activists and Educators with intensive expertise supporting leaders to develop their influence by way of using storytelling and genuine engagement. They began the expertise with a commemoration and acknowledgment of the Muscogee tribe and African American slaves who have been stewards of the land that we occupy. This reflection transitioned right into a dialogue about mission-driven programming, utilizing The Highlander School of Atlanta as a case examine.  

One of many core ideas of the Highlander College’s mission is that youngsters are “lively discoverers and constructors of their very own data,” and that “they’ve the correct….to be part of the decision-making course of.” To satisfy this mission, Rukia talked about how the college should continually and rigorously mirror on the methods their mission and values are current in day by day actions. As an example, when college students encountered an unhoused individual asking for meals, they began to ask questions, and expressed a want to assist improve meals fairness of their neighborhood. Educators allowed the scholars to take the lead, and they also made bowls for unhoused folks to eat from, they usually impressed the creation of a neighborhood backyard accessible to everybody in want. This is only one instance of how tales can mirror and talk the values and missions of a corporation in significant, tangible methods.