Global Gathering: Storytelling #1

Global Gathering: Storytelling #1

Wednesday May 26 2021, 10:00 AM
@ Zoom

How can the power of storytelling be used to create stronger, more resilient communities?

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We will be hosting two Global Gatherings focus on the same question. Please register for only one of these events.

How can the power of storytelling be used to create stronger, more resilient communities?

So often people feel that they do not have a ‘story’, or that their own story is not important enough to tell. Sometimes folks are not able to share their story. That could be because no one has asked, no one has taken the time to listen, or they have not had a way to tell it so that others would understand. There is no greater gift than to witness the strength and power in telling one’s own story. There is no greater power than witnessing change inspired by the telling of a story.

During these Gatherings, we'll be exploring how we can use storytelling to build stronger, more resilient communities.

What is a Global Gathering?

Gobal Gatherings are NOT webinars or presentations. They are opportunities for members of ABCD in Action to engage in meaningful conversations. We don't have the answers to the questions we propose, but we'll provide a space for you to share your stories, ideas, and questions. Our hosts will guide you through a series of questions in small groups in order to help you think together about the questions we propose.

At the end of our scheduled time together, you can stick around for the "after-party", a chance to just hang out for 30 minutes and talk about whatever is important to you.

Co-hosts for this Global Gathering:

Sylvia Collins, Canada

Sylvia Collins is located Brantford, Ontario, Canada. She is a passionate community connector and influencer. She believes that every story has the power to empower, connect, motivate and inspire. She also believes that we each have a story to tell. Sylvia is inspired to tell, and support others to tell, their stories and is often witness to the power in the telling.

Deb Wisniewski, United States

Deb lives in a small island community in Wisconsin, originally the land of the Potawatomi Nation. She is a connector at heart and loves hearing and telling stories. Deb is a trainer and facilitator, as well as a co-founder of and lead community host for ABCD in Action.

How to Prepare

We’re going to be using Zoom, so read about it or download it here if you haven't used Zoom already. At a minimum, you'll want a webcam or video-enabled mobile device, a microphone, headphones, and a quiet space to chat with us.

How to Join

This event will be held on Zoom. We'll send you an email the day before the Global Gathering with the information you need to join the call, so please be sure to watch for that. Just click that link when you want to join and you'll be speaking to us in no time! If you haven't received the email with the information you need by the day before the gathering, please let Deb know at

Just One More Step ...

Please register right now so we can plan for the number of participants. Then make sure you get the event on your calendar. This will also ensure that you receive the email with the Zoom link. Please use this Time and Date Converter to double-check the date and time in your part of the world.

For Members of ABCD in Action!

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