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This workshop is designed to introduce tools for crafting stories that convey key messages and spur mission-focused action. The interactive format will promote skill-building and increased confidence in one’s ability to identify and convey compelling stories aligned with one’s goals. Participants will have the opportunity to do work on a follow-up assignment to practice storytelling skills and will be invited back to a one-hour session to exchange stories, give/receive feedback, and have questions answered about how best to continue to use storytelling as a strategy to advance the mission and goals in the community. 

About the Trainer

Debbie Lacy is a community advocate, facilitator, and consultant in East King County, Washington. Debbie was a speaker at TEDx Olympia in 2015 and TEDx Everett in 2017. She coaches non-professional speakers to share stories that inspire both individual and community transformations. Debbie co-founded the Eastside Refugee and Immigrant Coalition (ERIC) in 2002 and is currently the Founder and CEO of Eastside For All, a race and social justice advocacy organization in the eastern suburbs of Seattle. Debbie has a B.A. in Psychology from Wellesley College and a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Debbie is passionate about inclusive dialogues, civic power, placemaking, and other efforts that strengthen our sense of agency and belonging.


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