Laura O’Connell Rapira (Te Ātiawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whakaue) is the Director of ActionStation, an independent, crowdfunded community campaigning organisation representing over 100,000 New Zealanders acting together to create what we cannot achieve on our own: a society, economy and democracy that serves everyday people and Papatūānuku (Earth Mother). She is also the Co-Founder and Board Chair of RockEnrol, a volunteer-powered organisation dedicated to activating the political power of young people.
Values-based Storytelling with Leonie Hayden & Laura O’Connell RapiraSaturday 5th October, 8.30am-10.30am. Registration required (limited numbers).
This is a co-facilitated, collaborative workshop for anyone who is passionate about social justice and the transformative power of storytelling. How do you craft a story that will influence readers’ hearts as well as minds? What are your values? How can you use and develop your writing skills for the cause? This workshop will explore a range of persuasive writing styles and approaches – from political to personal to humorous. Also a great opportunity to make connections and feel part of a collective voice and mission!