36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
Join us for this special time of storytelling.
Storytelling brings us together as a community and that’s what The Joseph Initiative wants to do.
We are at a time when our nation needs unity more than ever. We start by meeting and learning about one another. In other words, we tell our story. It sounds pretty simple, but what about when your story has to do with difficult or contraversial issues. How do you tell your story in a way to bring understanding and not division?
Come on August 23, 2018 to Lenoir Rhyne University, Asheville Campus to hear Dr Dwight Mullen, educator, and Community activist as he talks about telling stories in a way that promotes unity.
Dr. Mullen is a Professor of Political Science who is well know for his work in Asheville. Together let’s build strong families and strong communities.
August’s Featured Speaker:
Dr. Dwight Mullen will be our featured speaker for August. He is a Teaching Professor at UNCA. Specifically, he offers courses in Public Policy, American Politics, African and African-American politics. His scholarly activities include panels chaired and papers presented at meetings of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists; overseeing undergraduates’ research projects covering the State of Black Asheville; and serving in local, state, national and international capacities that aim to improve the delivery of public services to underserved populations.
Mini Session on Narrative Writing/Journaling:
Everyone’s story is important. Learn how to use narrative writing/journaling to document yours in this mini session taught by Lenoir Rhyne University’s Amy Upham.
5:00-5:30pm Children’s Story Time
5:30-6:00pm Light Dinner
6:00-7:30pm Adult Storyteller and Group Discussion
Please RSVP below so we can make sure there’s enough food for everyone.
Young children are invited too!
For parents with young children, there will be a special Children’s Story time at the beginning of the program.
Mark Your Calendars for These What’s Your Story? Storytelling Events:
August 23rd: How do we come together as a community to talk about difficult issues? Also, journaling/narrative storytelling
September 20th: Student Panel, Giving Young Adults a Voice Beyond Social Media
October 18th: What it’s like to be a chef in Asheville – Prelude to Y.E.S. Chef Competition