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Storytelling in Rikers

Thursday Lecture Series

dateOctober 27, 2017 timeFriday, 12:00pm EDT location The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
  • Public Humanities Initiative
  • Audience open exclusively to Columbia faculty, students, and invited guests
  • All others interested in attending, please email SOF/Heyman at [email protected].
Lit candle in darkness

Sahar Ullah, Heyman Center Public Humanities Fellow (2016 - 2017), has been working with Columbia University's Rikers Education Initiative to design and facilitate a series of storytelling workshops for young women at the Rose M Singer Center at Rikers Island over the last academic year. Ullah will reflect on her experience teaching and learning from the students about different aspects of storytelling including visual narration, character development, and the role of community as producers and audience. The talk is an open invitation to engage with questions about the role of art for justice in education.