Organization: DoR Magazine (Romania)
- Georgiana Ilie, reporter and senior editor, DoR Magazine (Romania)
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
If you ever felt like you were preaching in the desert when trying to convince your community to make preparations for a natural disaster – floods, earthquakes, volcano eruptions -, you are not alone. People, even authorities (as they are also people), find it difficult to think of such dramatic events. They associate them with the Apocalypse, an end-of-everything event over which they have no control. And if they have no control, why worry?
Practice shows though that, even in the absence of traditional (elected) leadership, communities can be brought together to work toward more resilience. When they are given a story in which they can see themselves and the control they actually have, people feel empowered and rally around a common purpose.
The workshop will focus on the storytelling tools that can make your communities safer: how to find what motivates the people in your community to take action, how to identify your heroes and how to tell a relatable story.
Join a leading reporter in Europe, Georgina Ilie, for a training around storytelling. Georgina has reported on risk and disasters for years. Read her article on what will happen when the next big earthquake hits Bucharest, Romania.