Featured Session: Rising Voices: The Power of Authentic Storytelling

Authentic storytelling transforms the world. Through storytelling, we erase judgement that keep us separate and build bridges of compassion. Rising Voices believes we all have a story to tell AND the ability to listen. Through sharing we form authentic connection, and through connection we heal. When our stories are hard to tell we pause, ground and look for support in eyes of others. When stories are challenging to hear, we breathe, center and stay present to the sharer. In this session Dan Nevins, Ashley Spence and James Tillman will share their compelling stories and engage in a powerful discussion on the impact of storytelling, There are so many voices that are heard, but what about those that aren’t? This is a movement to raise your voice and speak your truth. This will be a conversational dialogue of story sharing between, Dan Nevis, Ashley Spence, James Tillman, & Stephen Okun, which highlight human resiliency & how it builds connection across the globe. The power of story telling will be backed by expert research.

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Dan Nevins


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Ashley Spence

Rising Voices

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