Did you miss StoryCenter's free public webinar, “How Storytelling and Participatory Media Can Support International Public Health and Human Rights Work”? Stephanie Buck of Until The Lions, a blog on the use of storytelling in international development, has written a great recap of the webinar.
In her post, Participatory Storytelling: An Introduction, Stephanie reflects:
"For my master’s dissertation, I focused on restorative justice processes in Rwanda and Guatemala. One of the major theories underpinning restorative justice is the importance of survivors of trauma regaining their sense of agency. One way they can do this is by sharing their stories. This forms an important step in helping individuals and communities heal . . .
Participatory storytelling is not a silver bullet in solving development challenges. However, it can still be a powerful tool. At the very least, it has the potential to boost individuals’ confidence and strengthen communities as they enhance their ability to share their stories."
Check out the full recap, as well as the rest of Stephanie's blog for further discussion of storytelling and media in international development.