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La'Ron Williams, Storyteller

Nationally acclaimed and multiple award-winning storyteller La’Ron Williams shares both original and traditional tales that appeal to a wide range of ages and social backgrounds. His energetic, music-spiced presentations are always fun, highly participatory, educational and entertaining. Every program is specifically designed to promote diversity, foster community building, encourage peaceful conflict resolution and teach a host of “pro-social” skills, including empathy, self-expression and attentive listening. Williams has received high praise for his skill at presenting diversity workshops for adults, helping participants understand the nature of “invisible” bias and moving beyond the emotional stumbling blocks that prevent us from taking collective responsibility for creating a just and equitable society. Contact: La’Ron Williams Office: (734) 665-0857 Email: larontalk@aol.com See Storyteller La'Ron Williams in action! Learning Long Division and White Superiority from my "S
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Event: America Without Racism: Making the Vision a Reality Conference

From Washtenaw Faces Race and Ypsilanti District Library (and La'Ron Williams, of course), a free virtual conference entitled, "America without Racism—Making the Vision a Reality: What we must have in the wake of COVID-19," February 5-6, 2021, online. Register here: America Without Racism: Making the Vision a Reality Registration, Fri, Feb 5, 2021 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite Friday, February 5, 2021; 6:00-9:00pm and Saturday, February 6, 2021;1:00-4:00pm The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically exposed inequities caused by long-standing racism in the United States, revealing that the need for change is more urgent than ever. Join us in a free, virtual, two-day community conversation as we imagine a world free of racism and explore what must be done to create this future. Experts will talk about the fundamental changes needed in the institutions of policing, work, health care, and the commons, with interludes by local musicians, poets, and artists. We’ll conclude with a visionin

News: Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee to host ‘Creating A Beloved Community’ workshop – WBKB 11

Nationally aclaimed storyteller La'Ron Williams to present at "Creating a Beloved Community" workshop in Alpena Jan 30, 2021 "The virtual, six-hour workshop will be presented by nationally acclaimed storyteller La’Ron Williams. The workshop material is designed to help its participants begin to recognize and understand the pervasive and profound invisible results of the United States’ national history with racism. Using a blend of storytelling, participatory exercises, lecture and dialogue, Williams will focus on concept building; increasing awareness of personal racial identity development within an already racialized social milieu, and on identifying several stumbling blocks that prevent individuals from achieving the goals that have been repeated so often throughout history: “all men are created equal” with “liberty and justice for all”." Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee to host ‘Creating A Beloved Community’ workshop – WBKB 11 News Video Link https://youtu.

Rescuing Democracy Speakers from Washtenaw Faces Race

Washtenaw Faces Race is an all-volunteer, inter-racial, interdisciplinary group who consciously and consistently work to dismantle racial hierarchy and promote racial equity in area institutions within Washtenaw County. Check out our Speakers Bureau for a great speaker for your next event! Speakers - WASHTENAW FACES RACE More re WASHTENAW FACES RACE - Home

Video: Not Too Close Concert Series: La'Ron Williams on AADL.TV | Ann Arbor District Library

Check out La'Ron Williams at Ann Arbor District Library Not Too Close Concert Series from this summer!  Not Too Close Concert Series: La'Ron Williams on AADL.TV | Ann Arbor District Library Video Link  Watch La'Ron Williams Ann Arbor Summer Festival Not too Close Storytelling Event Link (Aug 20, 2020)  La’Ron Williams – Not Too Close Storytelling | Ann Arbor Summer Festival  

Event: Storyfest – Jackson District Library

"2020 has been a year like none we have ever experienced, but that didn’t stop us from keeping storytelling alive in our schools and community. We worked with professional storytellers to bring the 33rd annual Jackson Storyfest to schools, senior centers, and homes virtually in the form of workshops, storytelling sessions, and the Storyfest Showcase!... La’Ron Williams, Storyteller Nationally acclaimed and multiple award-winning storyteller La’Ron Williams shares both original and traditional tales that appeal to a wide range of ages and social backgrounds. His energetic, music-spiced presentations are always fun, highly participatory, educational and entertaining. Every program is specifically designed to promote diversity, foster community building, encourage peaceful conflict resolution and teach a host of “pro-social” skills, including empathy, self-expression and attentive listening. Williams has received high praise for his skill at presenting diversity workshops for adults,

News: Storyteller challenges listeners to follow his lead | New Castle News

La'Ron Williams challenging the good folks at New Castle, PA “It takes tremendous courage and bravery to be vulnerable in front of a group, to tell our story, and to be honest,” she said. “I think the more that we can hear stories, it takes away the urge to want to run away, because we understand each other a little bit better.” Storyteller Challenges listeners to follow his lead | New Castle News | ncnewsonline.com Video: Wrapping up with a song | ncnewsonline.com

Storyteller La'Ron Williams Wraps up at First Presbyterian Church, New Castle, PA | New Castle News

Storyteller La'Ron Williams Wraps up presentation with song and audience participation at First Presbyterian Church, New Castle, PA | New Castle News "Sending a thank you to all of those that made it out to our community event on Saturday! Check out this short video from our time together with Storyteller La'Ron Williams. [Video courtesy of the New Castle News]" Facebook Video: Storyteller La'Ron Williams wraps up at First Presbyterian Church, New Castle, PA News: Storyteller Challenges listeners to follow his lead | New Castle News | ncnewsonline.com

Event and Video: Ann Arbor Summer Festival Not Too Close Concert

La'Ron Williams, Storyteller, at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival Not Too Close Concert, Ann Arbor Video Link:  A2SF Not Too Close Concert • La'Ron Williams • West Park Bandshell, Ann Arbor, MI • August 13, 2020 Event Link (Aug 20, 2020)  La’Ron Williams – Not Too Close Storytelling | Ann Arbor Summer Festival   Facebook Video Link Twitter event link  

News: Storyteller looks to foster diversity, inclusivity | News Break

La'Ron Williams talks to New Castle, PA, media re storytelling and anti-racism and diversity-building workshops. "“Storytelling actually isn’t the best way to do the kind of work that I’m interested in doing,” he said. “It’s a marvelous tool for putting across lessons that people may have a hard time hearing otherwise. You can make difficult information entertaining and fun, and you can involve a wider range of audiences. “It’s a good way of teaching without preaching. It’s great for drawing in people who otherwise might not be willing to listen to that kind of information. But it’s not a good way to convey difficult concepts quite often because you sort of have to make things abstract. Sometimes it’s much better just to be able to say what you’re thinking.”" Storyteller looks to foster diversity, inclusivity | News Break