Race Through Storytelling, Module 1
Module summary: We have all been exposed to many stories throughout our lives. Stories that we hold inside, and stories that we re-tell at every chance we get. Through this module you will unpack the stories you’ve been told, others that have been hidden, and ultimately your own, to gain a better understanding of Race & Racism in the United States. This is part one of a three module series.
Why is the content of this module important? Stories hold incredible power in our lives. They have the power to shape how we see ourselves, others, and the world. Stories are often how we begin to make meaning from our life experiences. Stories can breed empathy towards others, but they can also breed apathy and misunderstanding.
Type of learner: You are a teen, young adult, or adult, who wishes to develop a deeper understanding of race and racism through the art of storytelling.
Module logistics: This module is divided into 5 lessons. Each lesson should take no more than 1 hour, with time for reflection included.
Suggested tuition: $60 (or bundle with parts 2 and 3 for $150)
Instructor: Brian Williams II, DEI Content Development Specialist, Foundation for Family and Community Healing. Brian has an extensive background in the Sociological exploration of race and its various aspects from identity formation to racism and inequality. He is passionate about building deep connections between people through their stories.