Storytelling Builds CommUNITY
Prevention Peer Network
This webinar was held on July 15, 2021
Throughout history, storytelling has been used to teach, to entertain, to express, to advocate, and to organize. It is through the sharing of stories that communities build their identities, pass on traditions, and break generational trauma cycles. For this challenge, storytelling is a powerful way to exchange and address the barriers within the community to build trust, cultivate norms, and generate emotional connections. As the Partnership’s resident Storyteller, Marcella Maggio believes storytelling is a way to rewrite hurts and help others from experiencing them by supporting youth and adults in reframing their stories with a preventive lens. What did they learn from their experiences? Is their story relatable, resourceful, and ready to be told?
Join us this Thursday as we examine the role of storytelling as a tool for community organizing and development. Marcella will share and discuss the storytelling tools she has helped develop and deliver this past year for proactive community building and responding to harm: Story Circles, Interactive Story Platform and Youth Storytelling Project.
Through these projects, Marcella has introduced audiences to the importance of being a Trusted Adult to communities who are struggling to tell their story their way. Learn how to support their identity exploration by inviting them to share their experiences and perspectives through storytelling.
Marcella Maggio, Prevention Coordinator & Storyteller
- Roadside Theater Story Circle
- The Youth Storytelling Project with links to the stories created by youth and Marcella Maggio
- The Partnership’s Interactive Story Platform
If you have additional questions please contact Partnership staff, Marcella Maggio, Marcella@cpedv.org.