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ComNetworkSEATTLE: Equitable Storytelling

ComNetLOCAL Event

Seattle University, Wyckoff Auditorium

Apply the communications tools and skills you already know, focusing on equitable storytelling. Learn about reframing and challenging dominant narratives that are incorrect and often harmful.

Agenda:

  • 5:30 – 6 p.m. Registration, Networking, and Food
  • 6 – 7:30 p.m. Program

Speakers:

  • Eric Bronson, Digital Advocacy & Engagement Manager, YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish
  • Erin Murphy, Communications Specialist, King County Department of Public Health, Best Starts for Kids
  • Vy Tran, Prenatal to Five Workforce Development Lead, King County Department of Community and Health Services

They’ll be sharing tips for how to:

  • Champion the power of the storyteller and accommodate their needs.
  • Adapt to the challenges of the review and approval processes.
  • Protect the privacy of storytellers while presenting a compelling human connection.
  • Recognize the importance of equitable *visual* communications.
  • Be cognizant of power dynamics and share back what has been gifted to you.

They’ll draw from their experiences working:

  • With families sharing stories that document program success, shape policy, respond to media, etc.
  • As advocacy story curators, advocates, trainers, and brand managers.
  • As members of families of storytellers who bring their cultural experience and identity to their work.

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