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Empowering People with Criminal Records to Change Policy: A Legal Advocate’s Guide to Storytelling

Hosted by the Clean Slate Clearinghouse with funding support from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance

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Storytelling is a vitally important way of delivering information and achieving results. This webinar features presenters who discuss the best ways to empower people who have criminal records to tell their stories and how to use these stories to advocate for policy change. The presentation offers important considerations that help protect the storyteller from harm as well as the chance to hear directly from a storyteller about the benefits of sharing stories. The target audience for this webinar is advocates and lawyers interested in using storytelling to expose an injustice, achieve an advocacy goal, or bring attention to an important cause.

Panelists:

  • Caitlin Brown, Communications Director, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Sharon Dietrich, Litigation Director, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Ronald Lewis, Storyteller

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