'Power of Words' International Development Week Workshop

This workshop works to open dialogues and start conversations surrounding critical issues in the areas of International Development and Global Citizenship and advocacy. Using creative techniques we explore such topics as how the Social Media can be used as a tool to both help and hinder our engagement with the world around us, and how we, as students of life, can use our words as vehicles for change and growth. Through the medium of creative writing, poetry and spoken word, we explore how our personal narratives can frame the ways in which we can engage with social justice issues around the globe, making and mending local and global connections. The workshop will be interactive, engaging all voices through various creative and relational activities that facilitate the sharing of ideas and creating narratives, while incorporating various audio/visual aids.