Being Human: How Personal Stories Change the World

Mar 13, 2017 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Speakers

Alfred Ironside

The Ford Foundation

David Litt

Funny or Die DC

Jean Ellen Cowgill

Atlantic Media Strategies

There will be an encore presentation of this session on Monday, March 13 at 2:00pm. Hyatt: Zilker Ballroom 2.

Race. Poverty. Immigration. Too often, conversations on the most critical issues of our time stall in anxiety, ignorance, and inaction. Those who provoke us to change often do so through personal stories that disarm, surprise, and, ultimately, empower. But what makes a story “authentic?" And how do the tools of modern media--from Facebook Live to podcasts--empower change agents to move past talking points to the heart of the issue? With leading voices from the Obama Administration’s senior speech (and joke) writing team, the Ford Foundation, and The Atlantic, our panel will explore how we bear witness and give meaning to the defining issues of our time with humor, rage, grief, and honesty.

Primary Access: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Access: Film Badge, Music Badge, Artist Wristband
Format: Panel
Event Type: Sessions
Level: Intermediate