Storytelling to Deconstruct Bias in Ourselves and Others

Stories are a deep part of how meaning is attached to the way we move through the world. Examining our attachment to our stories can be traumatic, healing and ultimately transformative. In this discussion based workshop, participants will create a story map describing parts of their lives where they experienced the most socialization around their social identities of race, class, gender, ability, sexual identity etc. They will then share those stories with a partner to examine how they can shift the meaning of the story.

Objectives: Participants will participate in a storytelling exercise to examine how they have been socialized to believe certain storylines about themselves and others. They will learn more about internalized oppression.