STORYTELLING THAT INSPIRES UNDERSTANDING DOESN’T HAPPEN BY ACCIDENT

KELSEY TIMMERMAN QUOTE MURAL

The Facing Project is a nonprofit organization that creates a more understanding and empathetic world through stories that inspire action. It has created critical community conversations across the nation over a variety of topics, including poverty, teaching, immigration, incarceration, autism, depression, cancer, and sexual assault. Panelists will address the effort that went into inclusivity, and the care it took to be respectful when working with stories from marginalized communities.

In this session you will:

  • Learn how to plan for diversity outcomes.

  • Learn how to use a storytelling project to advance diversity.

  • Learn the importance of following the lead of community organizations to educate project volunteers.

 

Presented by:

Kelsey Timmerman

Kelsey Timmerman
Founder / Executive Director
The Facing Project

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Kelsey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Where Am I ...? series including most recently Where Am I Giving: A Global Adventure Exploring How to Use Your Gifts and Talents to Make a Difference. He is also a founder of The Facing Project.

Michael Daehn

Michael Daehn
Associate Professor of Theatre Education and Directing
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana

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Michael is an Associate Professor of Theatre Education and Directing at Ball State University. He created the theatre department’s nationally recognized Theatre Education program and was recently awarded the Educational Theatre Association’s Founder’s Award.

Renae Mayes

Renae Mayes
Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and School Counseling
Ball State University
Muncie Indiana

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Renae is an associate professor and Director of the MA Program in School Counseling at Ball State University. Her research focuses on giftedness and disabilities, black children and adolescents, and urban education.

Kim McKenzie

Kim McKenzie
Muncie OUTreach
Facing Project Community Partner
Muncie, Indiana

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Kim is an Indiana boomerang: a native who has returned to live after decades in other locales. To make her hometown a better place for queer youth than it was for her in the 1970s and ‘80s, she has volunteered for Muncie OUTreach (LGBTQ youth group) since her return and is the assistant director.