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Folklore & Resistance Roundtable
July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDTFree
Panelists: Terri Windling (she/her), Dr. Jeana Jorgensen (she/her), Dr. Margaret Yocom (she/her), Daisy Ahlstone (they/them), and Dr. Maria DeBlassie (she/her)
Moderators: Dr. Sara Cleto (she/her) and Dr. Brittany Warman (she/her) of The Carterhaugh School
Date: Sunday, July 24th, 2022 at 2PM ET – note that this event will also be recorded!
“[S]torytelling [is] a vital human strategy for sustaining a sense of agency in the face of disempowering circumstances. To reconstitute events in a story is no longer to live those events in passivity, but to actively rework them, both in dialogue with others and within one’s own imagination.”
– Michael Jackson, The Politics of Storytelling
If we know anything, it’s that folklore – stories, community, and the fabric of everyday life – is a powerful, often untapped force. It can entertain us, connect us to each other, and even, under the right circumstances, “restore our sense of security, sanity, and sense of justice” (Jack Zipes.)
Join us on Sunday, July 24th to see how.
It’s been an awful few weeks here in the US. If you’ve felt overwhelmed, enraged, or helpless, we want you to know: you’re not alone. We’ve invited some of our favorite folklorists, academics, and creators to speak to you about how folklore can help us find meaning, resist helplessness, and take action.
We won’t pretend everything is sunshine and rainbows (it isn’t), but we also know that folklore and stories can help us persist.
During this roundtable, you’ll learn how to harness folklore to move forward when you feel stuck, to cultivate joy, and to take concrete actions.