Narrating the Communities We Want to Create: Storytelling as Social Change (at Grays Harbor)
Winter 2018 quarter
How can the arts, and story in particular, serve as a catalyst for social change? What tools, platforms, and processes do artists, culture workers, and community organizers deploy to disrupt a dominant narrative? How do previously marginal or concealed stories move into our collective consciousness and “write” new possibilities for our future? In this course, we will explore the role of narrative in movement-building and change-making. We will consider the relationship between what scholar Lee Ann Bell refers to as stock stories, concealed stories, and resistance stories, and explore how counter storytelling communities develop to work toward social change. Students will apply theory to practice by exploring the stock, concealed, and resistance stories that have contributed to Harbor identity today. Credit equivalencies are expected in sociology and communications.
Fields of Studycommunity studies sociology
Communications, Non-Profit/Public Sector fields
Location and Schedule
Grays Harbor College
Thursdays, 6:00-9:30 p.m.
Online LearningHybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online
|2017-11-16||New Grays Harbor course added for Winter|