What's in a story?
Can stories empower and influence communities?  

At the core, people use stories to understand the world and our place in it. But stories do more than describe the way things are. When advocacy and authenticity are incorporated, those stories challenge systemic inequities and create social change. If we want to transform society, WE MUST share new narratives that recognize and celebrate the value of ALL people.

This year we hosted a two-part series with nationally-known thought leaders sharing their experiences and perspectives on the power of narratives to create social change.

Finding Your Activism and Turning the Political into Personal
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
The Leslie Cheek Theater at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Angie Thomas
Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller "The Hate U Give"
*Tickets will be available at the door

Change the Narrative
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Conference Center Gallery at Reynolds Parham Campus

Michael McAfee
President and CEO of PolicyLink

All sessions were 8:30 - 11:00am
Tickets: $50 per session
Student tickets: $25 per session (must be enrolled full-time)

Thank you to our title sponsor

Thank you to our premier sponsor