The HOWL FOR CHANGE SPEAKER SERIES is an event series that revolves around a live recording of inspiring conversations with individuals from all walks of life about how they harness the power of storytelling for positive impact.
“Stories are the building blocks of society; to change society, we need to craft powerful new stories.”
Our mission is to empower people to discover the power of storytelling for themselves by casting a wide net with our guests. We speak with traditional storytellers such as filmmakers and writers but also with educators, politicians, and business leaders and other individuals, who actively utilize storytelling and media to shape the cultural narrative and create social change.
*Episodes are released on a monthly basis.
“Explore how cultural narratives shape us and how we are shaping the cultural narrative through the power of storytelling.”
OUR FIRST EPISODE IS LIVE!
HOWL FOR CHANGE with Heperi Mita and his mother Merata MitA
In our first episode, we speak with Māori filmmaker Heperi Mita about his documentary Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen, with which he revives his mother’s spirit years after her death.
Having an abundance of resources, Hepi Mita rummages through archival footage of his mother and interviews his older siblings to discover Merata’s story and to understand her journey as a Māori filmmaker, social activist, and mother. Merata Mita was the first indigenous female and Māori filmmaker to write and direct a feature film, Mauri (1988).
This pursuit of discovery results in him stepping into her footstep and taking on her mission, both as a filmmaker and voice for indigenous people, to shine light on injustices and partake in creating a more just world.
To find out more about the movie and when it will be available to the public, visit www.meratathemovie.com
Check out the companion Article in our blog section
The Speaker Series launched at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019 with the panel Storytelling for Social Impact at the HOPE HAUS at Sundance 2019 in collaboration with Operation Respect. Panelists included Howl For Change Founder Skye Von, Howl For Change collaborator Kristin Gutekunst, and Emblematic Group’s Nonny De La Pena.
events take place in our Howl For Change Partner Cities NYC, LA & London ON A TRI-MONTHLY BASIS AND at International Festivals & Conferences.
OUR NEXT EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT SXSW IN AUSTIN, TX IN MARCH. DETAILS COMING SOON.
ON APRIL 11th WE LAUNCH OUR SPEAKER SERIES AT NEUEHOUSE in NYC with ManushKA MalgoirE From AFROPUNK.
DETAILS ABOUT OUR LA EVENT IN MAY AND OUR LONDON EVENT IN JUNE ARE COMING SOON.
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If you enjoyed the first episode of the Howl For Change Speaker Series, we would greatly appreciate your donations to continue sharing the stories of those using storytelling and media for positive impact and social change. Thank you to those who have already donated, we couldn't do this without you and we are very grateful for your contributions and support!
*Through our fiscal sponsors Fractured Atlas, all your donations are tax-deductible.