Our second Open House workshop is coming up this week! The theme this time is Digital Storytelling for Environmental Justice.
Storytelling is a powerful and accessible method of relaying social and environmental justice efforts person to person, day to day. In this workshop, participants will learn why storytelling is an important tool when discussing and communicating within the environmental justice movement. They will also go over different forms of digital media and will explore different elements that make a compelling story in these formats, and how to feed this into a larger strategy of communicating about big issue items.
This workshop will be facilitated by Krysta, a wonderful Check volunteer who first got involved with our organization in 2011 after a summer long intensive program focused on environment and the media. Krysta is fuelled by her passions for environmental justice, problem solving and film making her the perfect facilitator for this topic! She is also a rock climbing biologist who has worked in the non-profit industry for quite a while, doing everything from developing communications strategies to supervising healthcare centres and even fish mongering.
The Open House Series aims to create a space for existing, engaged volunteers to further practice their facilitation skills by designing and running a workshop on a topic of their choosing. We offer the space and some guidance, while they teach you about issues they are passionate about! These workshops are open and free to all self-identified youth participants from across the Lower Mainland.
If you are interested in reserving a spot at this workshop, please RSVP to aleks[AT]checkyourhead[DOT]org.
You can also take a look at the event on social media here: http://on.fb.me/1Hnxif3