Stories hold the power to expose injustice, illuminate opportunities for communities, and move individuals toward collective, transformative action. Advocates and organizers use stories because narratives become shared experiences that connect listeners to bold, new ideas that empower people to make the right choices to create opportunities for themselves, their families, and communities. This October is Advocacy and Organizing Month in Arkansas. Join a group of advocates and organizers to be inspired by the power of story and live their experiences with them.
These stories were developed in partnership with two organizations: Herstory Writers Workshop, a national organization that brings unheard voices into the public arena, and The Yarn, an Arkansas-based organization that uses the power of story to amplify voices, build understanding, and create space for human connection.
The stories told at this event are a sample of what has been written by a group of advocates and organizers in Arkansas.