2017 GIA Conference
Detroit, MI   October 28–31
Legacy and Leadership

Storytelling Now

Media Artists Empowering People to Tell and Share Their Stories

Monday, October 30, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Organized by David Haas, Vice Chair, Wyncote Foundation.

Moderated by Sarah Lutman, Principal, Lutman & Associates. Presented by Thomas Allen Harris, Executive Producer, Family Pictures USA; Sarah Austin Jenness, Executive Producer, The Moth; and Aisha Turner, Reporter, Milwaukee Public Radio.

Visionary media artists are engaging with local communities to help people tell and share their stories. Their efforts build empathy among participants and lift up the hidden narratives that comprise the everyday stories of our era. In this session, three experienced media artists will share their work that focuses on the extraordinary stories of ordinary people. Through their work they are paving the way to greater understanding among people and creating meaningful exchanges that can change perceptions and lives. Participants will come away inspired to consider new ways to help their own local cultural organizations and media artists strengthen their storytelling and story-sharing capacities.