Activism

People Are What Make Activism Essential

By Julia Sick (United States) A few months ago, I was talking with Diana Skelton, a member of the ATD Fourth World International Leadership Team. We were sitting by the window in a small bar and  discussing the benefits of intercultural exchange across ATD Fourth World’s many teams. The benefits seemed obvious to me–being exposed…

Storytelling for Social Change

By Julia Sick (United States) Storytelling is an artistic form of expression—a tool we use to convey a moment or experience in a meaningful way. We use stories in our lives every day, yet less often is storytelling recognized for its powers in the field of social change and activism. The stories we tell matter.…

Unheard Voices

by: Julia Sick (United States) We are in the small room in the basement of the shelter we work at in Queens. The heat is turned up too high and as usual there is at least one dead cockroach in the corner this Wednesday when I arrive to prepare for our adult knitting group and story garden.…