Books, plays, and published articles:
Telling Stories to Change the World: Global Voices on the Power of Narrative to Build Community and Make social Justice Claims
Telling Stories to Change the World is a powerful collection of essays about community-based and interest-based projects where storytelling is used as a strategy for speaking out for justice. Contributors from locations accross the globe - including Uganda, Darfur, China, Afghanistan, South Africa, New Orleans, and Chicago - describe grassroots projects in which communities use narrative as a way of exploring what a more just society might look like and what civic engagement means.
Collectively, these projects demonstrate the contemporary power of stories to stimulate engagement, active citizenship, the pride of identity, and the humility of human connectedness.
Chapter 1: Storytelling for Social Justice: Creating Arts-Based Counterstories to Resist Racism
Lee Anne Bell, Dipti Desai and Kayhan Irani, Authors
This chapter looks at the participatory process of the Storytelling Project and the story types outlined in the curriculum as a way to support youth in analyzing and developing counternarratives to issues of racism and oppression.