Land & Story for Educators & Healers
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
Monday, June 27, 2022 through Tuesday, June 28, 2022
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Learn to use narrative and story in educational and healing settings, guide dynamic personal narrative that can be staged to process trauma and drama, and create stories that guide us to the right relationship with the land. Participants will take a deep dive into the landscape as they practice effective techniques such as story gathering, land-based activity reflections, the story form report, theater games, and more to incorporate into their own life and work. Participants will leave with a portfolio of their own learning and receive a certificate of completion.
About the workshop leader: An Appalachian of mixed ancestry, Omope Carter Daboiku hails from the Ohio River town of Ironton; she migrated to Cincinnati in 1972 and to Dayton in 2012. A cultural geographer and award-winning teller of tales, she has worked as an Ohio Arts Council Teaching Artist and also with the Cincinnati Arts Association at its inception in 1997. Omope has performed and led story circles across the US and abroad, lecturing abroad at The Art of Survival (Nuremberg, Germany) conference, addressing quilting as an African American female cottage industry and upcycling economic system. In 2008, she secured a 7 city-tour contract from the US State Dept as part of its English Proficiency Program in Turkey. Her company, Homeside: The Human Academy, specializes in arts-based, culturally relevant academic curricula. She is also a seasoned stage and voice actor with multiple production credits and accolades in theater and television.
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
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