Unlocking the Practice of Storytelling for Social Impact: Addressing Driving Questions

1:00–5:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi


This interactive workshop brought together members from the storytelling community to advance thinking and practices with regard to how to story can be used for positive social impact in India. The purpose of this workshop was to exchange learning from the field and to deepen the conversation around our own driving questions, such as what we see as the hard work before us as story workers.

This interactive workshop united people and organizations whose work ranges from participatory media-making for social impact to the strategic use of film for justice and health, from cultural preservation of vanishing Indian cultural practices to community-based storytelling. Organizations that presented include the YP Foundation and Chinh on working with youth and media, Espirito Kashi and Dastangoi on using storytelling for cultural preservation, and Population Foundation of India and Breakthrough India on measuring impact of storytelling work.