The stories people tell themselves about the world’s problems determine their own capacity to effect change. Change the story, and you can change the world.
That’s the theory behind the New Story Festival, a three-day mash-up of music, spirituality, art, and environmental and social justice activism that begins Friday, March 29, on the Huston-Tillotson University campus in East Austin. Co-founded by Austinite and historian of religion Mike Clawson, the event aims to create social change by shaking people out of their old mindsets.
“There are so many groups doing great work all across Austin, and we partnered with dozens of them to put on this event,” Clawson says. “But the thing I hear from them over and over again is that they don’t have the bandwidth to tackle ideologies. … All they can do is focus on the problem they exist to deal with. So someone has to do that work. How do you actually shift hearts and minds and ideologies and values and ethics?”The Austin Chronicle, online, March 29, 2019
April 28, 4 p.m., 2800 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, Delaware. Easy driving distance from northern MD, southern NJ, and southern PA. Music and Social Justice converge. Join in!
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