Group Collaboration Session on the Use of Storytelling to Enhance Social Consciousness, Develop Leaders, and Foster Belonging in a Faculty Setting — The Dust

Each Sagdrina and Rukia are Social Justice Activists and Educators with intensive expertise supporting leaders to develop their affect via using storytelling and genuine engagement. They began the expertise with a commemoration and acknowledgment of the Muscogee tribe and African American slaves who had been stewards of the land that we occupy. This reflection transitioned right into a dialogue about mission-driven programming, utilizing The Highlander School of Atlanta as a case research.  

One of many core ideas of the Highlander Faculty’s mission is that kids are “energetic discoverers and constructors of their very own information,” and that “they’ve the suitable….to be part of the decision-making course of.” To meet this mission, Rukia talked about how the college should consistently and rigorously mirror on the methods their mission and values are current in each day actions. For example, when college students encountered an unhoused particular person asking for meals, they began to ask questions, and expressed a want to assist improve meals fairness of their group. Educators allowed the scholars to take the lead, and they also made bowls for unhoused folks to eat from, and so they impressed the creation of a group backyard accessible to everybody in want. This is only one instance of how tales can mirror and talk the values and missions of a corporation in significant, tangible methods.