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Pushing Boundaries in Global Health Storytelling: A Webinar with Creative Activist Lisa Russell

July 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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July 17
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT


Yes, it’s another storytelling webinar! But this one has a different twist.

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? Moreover, how can we inspire more global health advocates and champions with our stories?

Lisa is a leading expert on responsible storytelling and has several impactful films under her belt.

– “Heroines of Health” – 3 women. 3 countries. 3 stories untold. Until now. Watch the trailer. The complete film is available to view at www.lisarussellfilms.com.

– “Mother’s Cry” is an award-winning short video featuring renowned youth poet, Savon Bartley that brings to life the issue of climate change by utilizing spoken word as its storytelling device.

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



July 17, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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