Founded in 1973, PFLAG is the first and largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and their families. PFLAG’s network of hundreds of chapters and more than 250,000 members and supporters works to create a caring, just, and affirming world for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them.
Effectively Sharing Your Story
Track: Build the Future
Workshop Block 2 – Saturday, October 26 – 1:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Room: 12th Street Room (Lobby Level)
Every PFLAGer has a story. But knowing how to shape and tell that story effectively is a skill that separates simple storytellers from real changemakers. Effectively told stories shift the focus from the abstract to the personal, even for the most resistant audiences. This highly interactive session will teach you how to pick your best stories, develop them into engaging, must-hear narratives, and deploy effective messaging strategies to create common ground with others. Participants will have an opportunity to practice stories and get key feedback to sharpen their skills to become fierce advocates for equality.
Jamie Henkel, PFLAG National
Jamie Henkel is the Learning & Inclusion Manager at PFLAG National. She joined the PFLAG National staff in April 2008 as Operations Associate. Prior to her time at PFLAG she completed two internships with the Richmond Peace Education Center and Hope in the Cities. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where she majored in Political Science and International Studies with a concentration in Social Justice Studies. She also received her Master’s Degree in Political Science from George Mason University.