Amplify: Storytelling Conference for People of Color
Hosted by Sample Space
Amplify is a storytelling conference for people of color.
We write, produce, craft, investigate, report as a means to tell our and our communities stories, because the stories we hear about us are not told by us. As storytellers, we contribute to and preserve culture, we entertain with anecdotes, and most importantly, we shape the popular narratives, fictional or non-fictional, that inform public opinion and in turn, public policy.
Amplify is a chance to connect with other storytellers, learn from their mastery, and explore issues that influence your work including race, class, community, and ethics.
Snap Judgement Retrospective: My Craft for 10 Years
Glynn Washington (Host & Producer @ WNYC's Snap Judgment)
Moving Our Democracy Forward Through Storytelling
Aimee Alison (President @ Democracy in Color)
Seizing Power & Creating Change
Mina Morita (Artistic Director @ Crowded Fire Theatre)
Storytelling For Transformative Change
Rhodessa Jones (Director @ Cultural Odyssey)
Digital Storytelling for POC Workshop
Michael Grant (JSK Journalism Fellow @ Stanford)
Journalism vs Activism: Where Do I Draw The Line?
Helen Zia (Journalist & Author)
Stories For Us: No Need To Explain
Martina Abrahams Ilung (Founder @ You Had Me At Black)
Oral Histories: Gathering and Writing Stories
Juliana Delgado Lopera (Author)
The Art of Local Reporting
Lydia Chavez (Founder & Executive Editor @ Mission Local)
Leveraging Your Medium: How To Express the Unspoken
Trinidad Escobar (Poet & Illustrator)
Narrative Journalism: Interview and Research Techniques
Vanessa Hua (Journalist & Author)
Ask Me Anything: Disability Visibility
Alice Wong (Founder & Director @ Disability Visability Project)
Finding My Voice: Why Don’t I Sound ‘NPR Enough’?
Geraldine Ah-Sue (Podcast Producer)
Am I Ready To Write A Memoir?
Reyna Grande (Novelist & Memoirist)
Writing Outside Of My Own Culture
Shanthi Sekaran (Author & Teacher)
Freelance Scrappy Marketing 101
Johnson Fung (Marketer @ Stanford Business + Adobe)
Investigative Reporting: Diving Deep
Bernice Young (Reporter @ ProPublica)
Cadence & Community: Writing To Represent
Norman A. Zelaya (Co-founder & Poet @ Los Delicados)
September 8-9, 2018
Berkeley, California 94720