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Skoll World Forum Op-Ed on the Power of Story by Teri Schwartz from Forbes.com

Story, Social Responsibility and the Case for a New Model for Entertainment and Performing Arts Education


It is the timeless, universal language that ties us together as human kind. It helps us make sense of our lives and the world around us. It can illuminate the human spirit and not only delight and entertain, but enlighten, engage and inspire change for a better world.

Story has the infinite power to connect us across time and space, and frame the human narrative by transcending borders, cultures, boundaries, and barriers. It gives voice and meaning especially to those who may have been silenced or where no voice existed before.

Story can be an extraordinary force for good; for transformation; for positive social change, influence and impact. And, at this critical moment in our human history, there is a need, more than ever before, for new diverse humanistic voices to be heard and for new stories to be told and delivered over a multitude of platforms that digital technology has democratized and made available to everyone.

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