Tonight is the night! My husband and filmmaking partner Sharat Raju directed an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - and it airs tonight 9 PM Eastern/Pacific on NBC! The episode is superb: a powerful, provocative, and morally complex story that takes on the issue of domestic violence inspired by the Ray Rice case. An example of the power of storytelling for deep dialogue and social change via television. It will also keep you on the edge of your seat. OK, I might be a bit biased, but even the SVU
On April 16th, I gave the keynote address at Praxis International's Advocacy Learning Center. They are an awesome organization that works to eliminate violence in the lives of women and children, in part, by training advocates in best practices for making change. I offered a discussion about how storytelling can serve as a real tool for social action, and gave step-by-step instructions and examples for lifting up communities' stories. If you follow the instructions on this page, you can watch the address and learn tips for storytelling.