The voices of people with lived experience of hunger and poverty are too often drowned out in public discussion about how to address these issues. Advocates must work to center the voices of those with lived experience and learn how to tell their stories when they are not available to do so themselves.
Join us Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 11 a.m. EDT for “Ethical Storytelling for Advocates,” the fifth session of the 2023 Zero Hunger Summer Seminars. This session will focus on how to be an effective storyteller including:
- Providing a clear description of the problem and why it’s important;
- Using data to tell your story;
- Highlighting people’s lived experiences;
- Creating a call to action; and
- Describing how support can change the situation
This session’s speaker will be Arthurine Walker, Learning and Development Consultant, Congressional Hunger Center. Arthurine provides support to the training and learning event components of the Hunger Center’s Emerson and Leland Fellowship programs and the Zero Hunger Internship. She is a skilled trainer, facilitator, and coach with more than 25 years of professional experience working with the nonprofit sector, government, and higher education. She is a changemaker, who provides capacity building support to small and medium-sized nonprofit organizations in such areas as leadership development, program design and evaluation, board development, and fundraising. The focus of much of her work has been on social and economic equity though initiatives addressing education and workforce development, cultural competence in teacher education, access to higher education and jobs for disadvantaged youth, health disparities, and anti-racism.
The Seminars are part of Zero Hunger Academy, the Hunger Center’s online learning hub. College students, summer interns, and volunteers are especially encouraged to tune in.