As we work towards opening the doors of the Courage Museum in 2025, we will be rolling out event engagement opportunities for various audiences.Our Courageous Conversations event series includes four event tracks.
- Storyteller Summit
- Parent Education
- Youth Engagement
- Professional Learning
Please continue to visit our Courageous Conversations Event page to see what we’ve been up to and the events we have in the works. We hope to see you there!
Parent Education Workshop –December 5, 2023
Parents and caregivers of high school students, we invite you to join Futures Without Violence in our second installment of Courageous Conversations: Navigating the Teen Social Landscape, a Parent Education Workshop presented by the Courage Museum. This workshop will be co-facilitated by Shafia Zaloom, Health Educator at the Urban School and Courage Museum Content Advisor, and Bay Area High School Students.
We invite parents and caregivers of high school students to come and engage in conversations with Bay Area high school students about real-life scenarios surrounding mental health, social media, substances, sexuality, and more that represent what teens are facing on a daily basis. By doing so we hope to help you gain insight into the social emotional lives of teens and how parenting adults may help guide and support young people to make decisions that affirm their values and keep themselves and their friends healthy and safe.
Storyteller Summit – October 24, 2023
On October 24th, we filled the Open Square at the Courage Museum with close to 100 lead supporters, allies, and collaborators for the first-ever Storyteller Summit. The half day program featured several of the Empathy Mirror storytellers in conversation with the directors who curated their films for the inaugural installation, offering a rare behind the scenes opportunity for attendees to learn more about the individual storytellers and the ways in which their individual experiences with hate, discrimination, and violence will offer unique learning opportunities for museum visitors via the high school level learning activities and professional development for educators.
Three separate discussions throughout the afternoon created opportunities for self-reflection, group discussion, and interaction with the storytellers and directors. Roundtable discussions featured gun violence prevention advocate, Aalayah Eastmond, in conversation with director, Bing Liu; healthy relationship and youth advocates, Tana Greene and Angela Kim, in conversation with director Bonni Cohen; and transgender youth advocates David and Jess Fuller in conversation with child protection advocate, Luz Hernandez, director Bing Liu, and producer Justine Nagan.
The response to this first Storyteller Summit was extremely positive, and we may well host another in the spring of 2024. Stay tuned