An online creative workshop with the title 'Counter-Narrative and Resistance Storytelling in Urban Cities' will take place on Friday May 13th, 2022, with the participation of Dr. Christina Jackson (Associate Professor, Stockton University, US).
The workshop will be held between 18:45-20:30 via the ZOOM platform
Connection time via ZOOM: 18:30
Language of the workshop: English.
**A certificate of attendance will be provided**
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There are certain online spaces available. The ZOOM LINK to be used for the event will be sent to everyone registered the day before.
This event is organized by the Creative Workshop Series 'Transparent Windows' (School of English, AUTh).
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Urban neighborhoods are in the midst of transitioning rapidly due to gentrification, unaffordability, surveillance and cultural economies. Urban narratives, in particular resistance or counter-storytelling, are important ways to correct history, reframe, rename processes that have occurred as a way to inform future storytelling. Urban counter narratives and storytelling, in many ways, can resist more sanitized versions of history and contemporary change. How do urban residents respond to change? How do they describe the lived experiences of living in these spaces over time? During this seminar, I will briefly describe foundational ideas about resistance, counter storytelling and placemaking in a decolonial framework and provide some examples. I will screen a short documentary I produced entitled ‘Philadelphia Clef Club of Performing Arts, A Continuing Legacy,’ which describes the transition of a Black jazz union and social club into a interracial jazz hall, education and performing arts center along the Avenue of Arts in downtown Philadelphia bordering South Philadelphia. Students will have the opportunity to apply these ideas to a creative writing activity linking their personal histories to places of importance.
Christina Jackson (Associate Professor of Sociology, Stockton University, USA) is an urban and environmental sociologist in the Sociology and Anthropology program at Stockton University (USA).Dr. Jackson was part of the core team of Black Lives Matter Atlantic City, in New Jersey. She is a Stockton Community Engagement Award recipient (2017). In conjunction with Stockton’s Polling Institute, Dr. Jackson completed an Atlantic County Food Security poll in 2020. Dr. Jackson co-authored Black in America: The Paradox of the Color Line (2019) and Embodied Difference: Divergent Bodies in Public Discourse (2019) and numerous journals and books including The Journal of Urban Affairs, Shelterforce, and The Ghetto: Contemporary Global Issues and Controversies.