Pushing boundaries in global health storytelling: a webinar with creative activist Lisa Russell

10 July, 2018

(with thanks to Social Media for Global Health discussion forum)

Global Health Council (GHC) cordially invites you to join us for



July 17

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT


REGISTRATION: https://tinyurl.com/StorytellingWithLisaRussell

Are you a patient advocate, frontline health worker, or a representative from an organization working closely with these communities? Then this webinar may be for you!

GHC is excited to host a special one-hour webinar with creative activist and filmmaker Lisa Russell (Director: Heroines of Health) on how to push the current boundaries of storytelling, with its challenges and opportunities, into new realms. How can we elevate the stories of our best advocates ? people on the frontlines of health and patients across communities worldwide ? to new and diverse audiences using nontraditional actors? Moreoover, how can we inspire more global health advocates and champions with our stories? Lisa is an expert on responsible people-centric storytelling and will explore the distinct difference between "communications" and "storytelling." We hope you will join us for this special summer session and spread the word on social media as well. Please follow @GlobalHealthOrg and @lisarussellfilm on Twitter for more updates from GHC and Lisa.

For more information on Lisa’s work and future workshops, visit www.lisarussellfilms.com and subscribe to her newsletter.

About Lisa Russell, MPH

Lisa Russell is an Emmy-winning filmmaker, UN/NGO storyteller and artist-curator, 2x TEDx speaker, and workshop facilitator whose work lies at the intersection of arts, social justice and global development. After starting her career as a humanitarian aid worker during the 1999 conflict in Kosovo, Lisa learned the craft of filmmaking and has since worked as a director, producer, camera and editor on short advocacy films exploring pressing global health topics. Her most well known films include Love, Labor, Loss (on obstetric fistula in Niger), Not Yet Rain (on unsafe abortions in Ethiopia), Youth Zones (on impact of war on youth in Colombia, Liberia, Lebanon, Northern Uganda and New Orleans, USA) and #Create2030 (on engage artists in the SDGs.) Lisa curates film and arts-related activities for leading UN/NGO agencies including Women Deliver, Global Health Corps, Unite for Sight Global Health and Innovation Conference and others. She is the founder of I Sell the Shadow, an artist initiative forging meaningful and sustainable relationships between artists and UN/NGO agencies and StoryShifter, a new entertainment platform for the social good, powered by machine learning and data analytics. She is on a personal mission to inspire, engage and train a new wave of responsible storytellers in global health and development.



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