Sharing Topic：Connect the World Through Storytelling
Time：2018/03/26 (星期一) 11:20-13:10
Venue：新生教學館203教室 Freshman Classroom Building R203
Stories are the gateway to change. They inspire, they expose, and they have the power to unite people to take action. But the craft of storytelling is not easy. It requires you as the storyteller to be open and honest with yourself, express vulnerability, and share your life experience in order to find common ground with others. In this sharing, you will learn the “Public Narrative” technique to compose your own personal narrative to inspire others to action. “Public Narrative” originated from Harvard University Professor Marshall Ganz, who introduced the concept of “Story of Self, Story of Us, and Story of Now” as a means to organize people to make change. We will focus on the topic: “Why do you care about the environment? Why are you called to take action and leadership on this issue?” We will also address the concept of leadership and the role of storytelling within leadership. Come to the sharing with an open mind and the courage to be vulnerable. Only then can change be made, starting from within yourself.
Lillygol “Lilly” Sedaghat (賽莉莉) is a Fulbright—National Geographic Storyteller documenting Taiwan’s waste management system and innovations in plastics and electronics recycling. She graduated from UC Berkeley as Student Commencement Speaker with a B.A. in Political Economy and concentration in China Studies. As Head Coach of the Project Pengyou Leadership Program at Harvard University, Lillygol has trained over 500 university students in public narrative—the use of storytelling to build capacity and spur change—and community organizing tactics. The driving philosophy behind Lillygol’s work is her strong belief in the power of storytelling to build community and the power of relationship-building to build a better world.