Archive for November 2014

Homophobia’s Hidden Carbon Count   Leave a comment

http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/8189

The Orion magazine magazine article is my most recent act of using storytelling for social change. it is part of my work as the lead artist for Urban Wilderness Project, the organization I founded. As an environmental educator and social justice activist, I see the connections between seeming disparate issues. It is also because I live my life in this margin.

Using techniques from Theatre of the Oppressed to magnify our community conversation on April 9, 2009 at the Pritchard Beach Bathhouse in Seattle I launched my first Does Homophobia Have a Carbon Count interactive arts action! With high school students that I engaged in storytelling and Mimi Allen, a fellow poet/activist I created a living theater exploring the connection between homophobic harassment and carbon emissions.

Posted November 24, 2014 by Jourdan Keith in Uncategorized

My Queering the Museum Digital Storytelling Project   Leave a comment

I use stories to create social change. I use stories as shields as bulwarks as life vests. I come from the Griot tradition of storytelling and the tradition of witness. These acts of telling are the necessary beginnings to social change.

The African-American community holds onto homophobia, as though it were a communion wafer. As though homophobic cruelty makes you sanctified.

“God is Love and Love is for everyone” ~ Pastor Gwen Hall

Posted November 24, 2014 by Jourdan Keith in Uncategorized