The Lion's Side: The Utilization of Storytelling for Transformation in Health

11:00am - October 27, 2021 thru 12:30pm - October 27, 2021 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Northwest PTTC
Registration Deadline: October 27, 2021
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Webinar Description 

Join Dr. David Fakunle as he guides participants through his journey of utilizing storytelling as a dynamic tool for public health, including advocacy. This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the art and science of narrative, while providing understanding of storytelling’s critical elements and how to apply them. The workshop’s goal is to strengthen participants’ prevention science activism by activating their organic communication abilities, while demonstrating that they are able to simultaneously demonstrate robust scientific advancement and genuine humanity. 



By the end of the webinar participants will have: 

•    Basic understanding of narrative and storytelling’s concepts and approaches
•    An opportunity to practice storytelling focusing on public health advocacy
•    Empowerment to integrate impactful human narratives within their existing advocacy strategies

Date and Times

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
10:00 am – 11:30 am Alaska
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific
12:00 pm – 01:30 pm Mountain



Prevention practitioners, allied health partners and community members working to prevent substance misuse in tribes, communities, and states in HHS Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington).



David Olawuyi Fakunle, Ph.D.David Olawuyi Fakunle, Ph.D. is a “mercenary for change,” employing any skill and occupying any space to help elevate everyone divested from their truest self, especially those who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color. David serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine, and Associate Faculty in the Mental Health department of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. David’s interests include stressors within the built environment, societal manifestations of racism, and the use of arts and culture to strengthen health, equity, and ultimately liberation. 



Register for the Webinar: The Lion's Side: The Utilization of Storytelling for Transformation in Health


Continuing Education

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.5 hours for this live webinar. 



Please contact Karen Totten ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration.  For any other questions, please contact Clarissa Lam Yuen ([email protected]).