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Welcome to the Not In Our State Summit 2015 at the University of Montana in beautiful Missoula, Montana. 
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Monday, November 9 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Good Story: How Connection Drives Advocacy, Awareness, and Action

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Session Description: People are very hesitant to talk about sexual assault. Discussing statistics, facts, and figures can be met with hostility that quickly ends any attempt at a conversation. What if we changed our approach? Using a narrative format reframes an exchange about sexual assault. This workshop employs character development techniques pulled from movies, media, radio, and screenwriting. These methods create empathy for and connection with those affected by sexual assault by making the issue more relatable. Individuals who were hesitant to have these conversations become more willing to discuss sexual assault and are more open to new ideas about it. This new and exciting way of communicating about sexual assault can be the game changer we need to bring awareness, action and change. Workshop participants will gain practical tools useful in engaging others in meaningful conversations about sexual assault. 

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Tawnya Cazier, University of Montana

Tawnya Cazier, University of Montana


Monday November 9, 2015 10:00am - 10:50am
UC 327