Abortion? Abortion! Abortion: Destigmatizing Abortion through Storytelling

Presenter(s): 

Sarah Vilendrer, Masters Candidate, University of Washington Museology Graduate Program

The Power of Storytelling

“Stories teach without preaching, encouraging both personal reflection and public discussion. Stories inspire wonder and awe; they allow a listener to imagine another time and place, to find the universal in the particular, and to feel empathy for others.”  — Leslie Bedford, Curator: The Museum Journal

Guidelines for Social Change in Museums 

  • Be brave — simply do it
  • Align the issue to mission & values 
  • Collaborate on any scale
  • Take time to understand the issue
  • Persevere

View the poster here.