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The Art of Inclusive Storytelling (And How Not to Do It)

January 19, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Storytelling plays a huge role in the fostering of empathy, especially in conversations addressing racism, white supremacy, and inequity. Inclusive storytelling, when mastered, takes your ability to engage others with your stories to the next level, making them more resonant and real. However, there are dos and don’ts that can take inclusive storytelling from being inclusive to another tool of white supremacy. In this chat, attendees will get some insight into what inclusive storytelling is as well as how easily inclusive storytelling can alienate or exploit others instead of building connections and empathy.


Attendees will:

  • Acquire an understanding of inclusive storytelling
  • Gain insight into how inclusive storytelling can be utilized for impactful discourse around white supremacy and inequity
  • Learn how not to utilize inclusive storytelling



Pharoah Bolding is the Director of Human Resources for Outside In, and the (self-proclaimed) World’s Greatest Comic Drawing HR Professional! He’s worked with teams and organizations in everything from the tech sector to nonprofits to higher ed and even sports and entertainment, with a focus on mitigating bias, building inclusive work cultures, ethical and empathic recruiting, and facilitating equity, diversity, and inclusion discussions and trainings. You can find out more about Pharoah and his work at www.pharoahbolding.com.


January 19, 2021
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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