ROUNDTABLE: TURNING STORIES INTO ACTION
How do we engage people in stories that aren't part of our own daily lives? How can we help people develop personal investment in individuals and cultures very different than their own? As the world gets smaller, we must find ways to share experiences across oceans if we want cross-cultural projects and initiatives to take root. This roundtable will look at artistic, development, and diplomacy projects in Mali and beyond, from local grassroots to State Department levels, and the ways storytelling / artistic tools such as film, writing, dance, and photography can influence action.