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Storytelling for Critical Consciousness

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Photo: Denise Chapman

Photo: Denise Chapman

Storytelling for Critical Consciousness: A sharing of storybooks and folktales for diverse children and adults 

Come join Dr Denise Chapman for a morning of joyful storytellin’ for critical consciousness.  A range of stories will be shared, including folktales and stories that'll weave the audience into the performative fun. 

FREE and all welcome!

Denise Chapman is a passionate storyteller, digital media-creator, spoken word artist, and critical autoethnographer who lectures in children’s literature, early literacy and new media/technology at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.  She has served as a literacy/inclusion specialist focused on home literacies, critical media literacy, and culturally-sustaining partnerships within diverse communities in Australia and the United States.  Denise uses oral stories, children's literature, film, pop culture, and interactive digital content as windows for critical thinking and transformative, emancipatory opportunities.  As a member of the Digital Education Research Group, Denise’s current research prioritises communities experiencing marginalisation and employs participatory, visual, creative and narrative methods to illuminate inequities and put forward social change.

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