SJE Town Hall Series: Understanding (Counter)Narratives (Faculty/staff panel)
Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Welcome back to the Social Justice Education Town Hall Series! This semester, we will be highlighting student, faculty, and staff, perspectives and emphasizing the importance of storytelling in social justice movements. Focused on solutions, action, and prioritizing lived experience, these town halls aim to create space for open discussions on the stories we hear, tell ourselves, and tell each other in our communities. All members of the NIU community are encouraged to join us on 08/19/21 to hear from a panel of faculty and staff, and be a part of creating the answers to the following questions:
- What are dominant- and counter-narratives in the context of social (in)justice?
- Why is storytelling an important practice for folks with marginalized identities to reclaim power over the stories of their lives (rather than operating under bias and stereotypes)?
- What stories do you tell yourself about your identities?
- What stories have you heard about identities other than your own (specifically, marginalized identities)?
Thursday, August 19 at 11:00 AM