Using Storytelling as a Tool to Educate, Empower, and Build Empathy Across Difference

Learning Labs

Session Code: Learning Lab 1
Location/Room: Marketplace Booth #313
Level: Introductory
Track: Innovation & Transformation
Presenter: Tea Rozman Clark, Green Card Voices


It is more important than ever to confront individual bias and build empathy, so all people can contribute and thrive, particularly in order to build inclusive workplaces. First-person storytelling facilitates understanding and empathy more effectively than mere fact propagation alone. In this session you will learn about the innovative storytelling work of Green Card Voices, a nonprofit that records and shares the stories of immigrants.

Through this session you will learn how effective storytelling educates and empowers both the teller and the audience, and will leave with resources and ideas to incorporate storytelling into your work. The workshop will include watching first-person immigrant video narratives, group discussion, and facilitated game play with the More Than One Story card game.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how to use storytelling as a powerful educational and empowerment tool.
  • Engage with fellow participants in deep empathy-building through the More Than One Story card game.
  • Incorporate basic storytelling resources into the workplace in order to build bridges between different communities.

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