SUNY New Paltz: An Evening with Zaheer Ali - Oral Historian & Educator
Storytelling is one of the most powerful tools organizers and activists have at our disposal--the ability to tell powerful stories of resistance and transformation that amplify marginalized voices, challenge conventional unwisdom, and imagine new possibilities for the future. Yet, in order for us to tell powerful stories, we must first commit ourselves to listening to them, intentionally, openly, and deeply. Drawing on decades of experience as an oral historian and educator, Zaheer Ali will make a case for story-listening as an intentional, creative, and political practice. As story listeners, we value everyone’s stories, we believe in their capacity to tell them, and we commit ourselves to creating and nurturing communities that will not just hear them, but listen.