Activate Your Community with the 2016 People's State of the Union

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Story circles, a time honored tradition and technique of community building and collaboration, are like these familiar kitchen tables where the delicious parts of life converge and mingle, but instead of the table, we gather around each other to share the sustenance of our stories. In this session, you’ll hear from several USDAC organizers across the country who've hosted story circle events for different groups and audiences. 


  • Emmett Phillips aka EPizFREE (USDAC Cultural Agent, performance artist and Program Coordinator at Children and Family Urban Movement in Des Moines, IA)
  • Charlene Martinez Qoalexenze (USDAC Cultural Agent and Associate Director of Integrated Learning for Social Change within Diversity & Cultural Engagement at Oregon State University).

Moderated by: Adam Horowitz, USDAC Chief Instigator  (aka Deputy Secretary Norman Beckett)