Design Museum Mornings: Building Narrative Power


December 13, 2019
12/13/19 8:30 am - 12/13/19 10:00 am


2019-12-1308:30:00 2019-12-1310:00:00 Design Museum Mornings: Building Narrative Power Everything we do tells our story. What is yours? Storytelling is a uniquely-human expression. It’s a powerful experience for both storyteller ... Hyphn 620 NE 19th Ave Portland, OR 97232 Design Museum Portland

Everything we do tells our story. What is yours?

Storytelling is a uniquely-human expression. It’s a powerful experience for both storyteller and listener alike, and an opportunity to effect change at every level of influence. We’re all storytellers and how we wield this responsibility is a reflection of our own experiences, worldview, and privilege.

Join us in welcoming Daesha Ramachandran of Tusk Consulting in a discussion of empathetic storytelling, narrative power, and the role stories play in how we view the world around us. Daesha’s data-driven approach to the stories we tell internally and externally deepens the conversation surrounding the perpetuation of problematic norms and explores how we can use this data to see the whole picture—and seize the opportunity to be more responsible storytellers in our community.


About the Speaker

Daesha Ramachandran (she/her) has made a life and a living shifting how racism, power, and oppression impact the health of individuals and communities. For the better part of 20 years, Daesha has been working hard to make the revolution irresistible. She has worked with non-profits, government agencies, and companies around the world facilitating conversations and transformation on complex systems change that centers people on the margins to bring forward social justice and our collective well being. Daesha is a frequent public speaker on ethical storytelling, decolonizing research & evaluation, and applying design thinking to systems change and community engagement strategies.

Daesha identifies as a first-generation South Asian cis-woman of color. She holds a PhD and MHS from Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University as well as a BSFS from Georgetown University.

$15 tickets in advance, $20 at the door. This is a cash-free event. Doors open at 8:30 am, presentation begins at 9:00 am. Breakfast will be served.

What is Design Museum mornings?

Design Museum Mornings is a monthly event series brought to you by Design Museum Portland. These events are meant to inspire you before your day begins and bring you closer to the Design Museum Portland community. Each event will include a short presentation by a local thought-leader, free breakfast, and great people to wake up with. These events are hosted and sponsored by various generous businesses of the Greater Portland area. If you are interested in hosting one of these events, please check out our host page here for more information.

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