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ECYEH Spring Speaker Series: How to Humanize: The Questions You Should Be Asking Before You Tell Other People’s Stories with author Jessica Goudeau
It’s one thing to connect with another person–to sit with them and really listen to who they are, where they came from, and what motivates them. But how do you turn that conversation into a story that captures something essential for a wider audience? And how do you do that without damaging the people you’re writing about or falling back on problematic clichés? Those are just two of the many questions advocates who represent people in vulnerable situations must wrestle with. In a world that relies on sympathetic stories that grab an audience in order to market programs, raise funds, or increase community interest, the potential for harm to the real people at the heart of any good work remains high. In this practical session, advocate and author Jessica Goudeau provides the necessary tools to write engaging, ethically told narratives that transcend stereotypes and tropes. The first 100 registrants will receive Jessica’s book “After the Last Border.”

Presenter: Jessica Goudeau, Ph.D.

May 25, 2022 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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