Making Belonging: A Storytelling Workshop
What is it to belong? How do we create true belonging? How does our sense of belonging shift over time and from place to place? Students in Pacific's cultural clubs are invited to participate in a series of workshops in Warner Hall on Saturdays in February built around these questions, culminating in a showcase for an invited audience on Feb. 26.
Participants are welcome to join one, several, or all of the following sessions to share stories and work creatively with the themes indicated — or others that may arise.
- Making Belonging: A Storytelling Workshop | Home | 10 a.m.-noon | Feb. 12
- Making Belonging: A Storytelling Workshop | Safety | 1-3 p.m. | Feb. 12
- Making Belonging: A Storytelling Workshop | Belonging | 10 a.m.-noon | Feb. 19
- Making Belonging: A Storytelling Workshop | Difference | 1-3 p.m. | Feb. 19
- Making Belonging: A Storytelling Workshop | Showcase | 1-3 p.m. | Feb. 26
All sessions led by Paul Susi (he/him; pictured), an educator, social services professional, activist, and theatre artist. Susi has appeared onstage with the Red Door Project, NW Classical Theatre Collaborative, Shaking the Tree Studios, and many other theatres, as well as in self-produced original work. In 2018, the Regional Arts and Culture Council honored him for outstanding contributions to local theater and culture.
For five years, Susi specialized in managing new emergency homeless shelters for Transition Projects, leading 6 different shelter programs during that time. He currently serves as a conversation project facilitator for Oregon Humanities, and as a site supervisor for the Outdoor School with the Multnomah Education Service District, where he goes by the camp name, “Badger.”