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Storytelling is an art. We are storytelling animals. Storytelling is my focus. Storytelling is what I do in teaching, writing, consulting, and research for 35 years. See Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcsPh-5QbdE I love to help people and organizations find this storytelling path. It is easy to become a character in someone else's master narrative. It is more helpful to find your own living story path. Its a matter of finding you voice. Join us at our annual conference http://davidboje.com/quantum We have a mix of storytelling consulting practitioners, researchers, and clients who celebrate finding their own living story. I work with my colleagues in Denmark in two venues. One is the Material Storytelling Lab in Aalborg University where I am said to be the godfather to the lab. Material Storytelling (Anete Strand's pioneering dissertation and lab direction), is based on Karen Barad's work (and a bit of my own), to look at the intra-activity of 'social' with the 'material'. It is part of a huge movement called 'sociomateriality.' We use the term 'quantum storytelling' to get at how there is no separation between social and material. We are both/and. In Denmark I work with TRUE STORYTELLING, a project by Jens Larson, and Lena Larson, to do storytelling bootcamps. True Storytelling is possible in consciousness raising boot camps of self-transformation and critical reflexive inquiry into our own habituated thoughts and actions within micro-physics systems, and embedded macro-political systems of power. It is possible to recover an agency of resistance to normalization under the detailed disciplinary technologies of the institutions we work in.

Forget about having a PR consultant design your organization storytelling. Creating TRUE STORYTELLING means high participation by everyone in your organization by conducting ‘restorying’ event http://davidboje.com/restorying.

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Making Space for Veterans Stories

PROJECTS

  1. Veterans Theater
  2. Legacy Ranch
  3. Big Story Conference

How you can help: Click on GoFundMe - thank you!

 

 

We continue to do fund raising with our plays, and with CrowdSource at GoFundMe.com/mol1wc to cover costs of each next play, and setting up or 501 (c) 3 called "Veterans Theater Foundation" Veterans Theater is one of its four main programs. Thank you for your continuing support.


 

We are talking with homeless veterans and the homeless community of New Mexico to come up with the stories that are the basis for the theater plays. Veterans and homeless act out their own stories in the plays, and turn their stories into theater performances for paying audiences. The plays lace serious topics with humor, and end with problems solving discussions with the audience.

  1. Fact: HUD estimates 49,933 veterans are homeless on any given night” (But, this does not count the hidden homeless veterans couch surfing, ling out of cars, etc.); Fact: 23% are military veterans are homeless, and that means closer to 805,000 rather than the HUD estimate.
  2. Fact: Another 1. 5 million other veterans are considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing (National Coalition for Homeless Veterans).

 

The VETERANS THEATER PROJECT:

Our project is creating economic sustainability for Las Cruces homeless veterans in transitional living at Oak St. start their own business. We are doing this by fund raising events and by crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is a way social entrepreneurs process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by seeking contributions from a large group of people. Here is a YouTube of a rehearsal of Act IV: ‘Why VA if Full of Madness'

 

√ How Veterans' Theater Foundation got started

 

BIG Story Conference (http://bigstoryconference.com) connects academic scholars with something to say about 'antenarrative' research, theory, and method to corporate applications of 'antenarrative'. This includes the antenarratives below the surface of narratives about homeless and veterans. Antenarratives get at a heart-of-care of a society for its veterans and homeless. Big Story Conference, and other activities described next, raises money to support the next three programs.

Legacy Ranch is a concept created by board member, Wanda Whittlesey-Jerome. It is initially one, and in the long-term several ranches dedicated to services and ongoing research that help veterans (& their family members) make the transition after deployment to sustainable- economics, living, health, and community participation. One of the activities is equine-assisted care for veterans (and family members) using groundwork. Veterans and family members stay in cabins for weekend, week-long, or month-long decompression activities. Decompression means being in nature, being with animals, and being with family and friends to decompress after combat or post-combat military experiences. The purpose is to help veterans and family members who experience the stress of deployment to reintegrate. Another activity is 'embodied restory process' that is part of 'material storytelling'. Material storytelling uses sandtray events, and can include equine-arena work, where material objects are places in a space, by facilitators and/or by veterans (& family members) to depict their past, present, and future. Other activities include working with nature, with ranch animals, and having counselors available for confidential help with veteran and family issues.

Legacy Ranch is a concept created by board member, Wanda Whittlesey-Jerome. It is initially one, and in the long-term several ranches dedicated to services and ongoing research that help veterans (& their family members) make the transition after deployment to sustainable- economics, living, health, and community participation. One of the activities is equine-assisted care for veterans (and family members) using groundwork. Veterans and family members stay in cabins for weekend, week-long, or month-long decompression activities. Decompression means being in nature, being with animals, and being with family and friends to decompress after combat or post-combat military experiences. The purpose is to help veterans and family members who experience the stress of deployment to reintegrate. Another activity is 'embodied restory process' that is part of 'material storytelling'. Material storytelling uses sandtray events, and can include equine-arena work, where material objects are places in a space, by facilitators and/or by veterans (& family members) to depict their past, present, and future. Other activities include working with nature, with ranch animals, and having counselors available for confidential help with veteran and family issues.

 


 

 

 

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