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Barack Obama frequently used the 'public narrative' technique to inspire millions of people in the USA and around the world.

The public narrative methodology trains organisers, activists, and community leaders to share their personal stories more effectively, in order to build a sense of community around shared values and experiences, and ultimately to move large numbers of people to action on an issue or cause.

> You can read a short explanation of public narrative here

In this very practical and interactive workshop you will: 

  • Learn how to tell your own story in ways that connect with Australian audiences and move them to action;
  • Learn about the power of values in public story telling;
  • Learn how to use your story as a powerful tool in advocacy for justice for people seeking asylum and refugees; and
  • Have time to develop and practice your own 'public narrative'

This training is about a lot more than simply telling your story of coming to Australia, and why you had to leave home. We think it's very important that people with lived experience of seeking safety are not reduced to your 'story of flight', but are given the training and opportunities to become key leaders in the advocacy movement. 

To get the most benefit from this training, we recommend that participants already have:

  • Reasonable English fluency
  • A basic understanding of Australian politics
  • Some experience of speaking in front of others

Lunch provided.

Note: this training workshop is specially designed for new and emerging community leaders with lived experience of seeking asylum or refugee background. 

Registration is free. Spaces are limited so please register now to secure your place.

 

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