On Monday, January 22nd, community members gathered at Badger Rock Middle School to learn about storytelling. The workshop was the first in a two-part series called The Megaphone and focused on how to make the sustainability movement more inclusive and more welcoming for everybody.
In this audio story for WORT’s Local News, we talk to event organizers Gloria Castillo of the Sustain Dane Sustainable Communities Initiative and Mario Garcia Sierra from MG&E’s Living in Balance initiative about why they are connecting storytelling skills with building a more sustainable community. We also talk to Jasmine Banks whose company, Perfect Imperfections, was featured as a story and film on sustainable entrepreneurship.
The workshop was co-facilitated by Takeyla Benton, a writing and publishing coach for women of color and co-director of the national Mother’s Day story event “Listen To Your Mother” and Jen Rubin, co-facilitator of The Moth-Madison.