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Telling Stories that Matter: Cultivating Community Through Story

Stories empower, enrich and help us build communities to challenge injustices, seek potential and realize the power of change. Join Kiran Singh Sirah February 5 at the Charleston County Public Library as he explores storytelling as one of the greatest conflict prevention tools we can use to embrace difference, foster dialogue and promote collaboration to create new stories together. This program is part of an ongoing series that explores race, identity and civic engagement in response to the tragedy at the Emanuel AME Church in June 2105. Kiran Singh Sirah is president of the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee. He is also an advisory member to UNESCO, a Rotary World Peace Fellow, a storyteller and slam poet. Funded by the Humanities Council SC, the SC Arts Commission and Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival.