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Telling a New Story: Digital Storytelling as a Method for Refugee Dialogue

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"Telling a New Story: Digital Storytelling as a Method for Refugee Dialogue" is a community research talk co-hosted by SFU's School of Communication and the Centre for Policy on Culture and Communities.

Erin Goheen Glanville will narrate her current work producing digital stories about everyday words related to refugee claimant debates. Her project is an experiment in research and community engagement that attends to both power dynamics and polarized publics in refugee storytelling. Given the current polarized contexts surrounding refugee policy, what kinds of narratives can promote deep dialogue and understanding? Given the history of scholars and humanitarians speaking for and about people with a refugee background, what is an ethical way of producing stories that values diverse experiential expertise?

This talk will narrate some of the challenges and opportunities surfacing in this experimental research praxis. Dr. Ahmed Al-Rawi and Dr. Davina Bhandar will respond to the talk.

This research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Videography is funded by the Dragon Fire Fund, held at the Vancouver Foundation.

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