Many people claim to speak on behalf of people in disadvantaged communities. This is not the same as hearing the voices and stories of people living in difficult social and economic circumstances themselves. Community STaR facilitates community voice and understanding through the Speaker’s Bureau, a series of face-to-face and webinar discussions of personal stories, the online shared history project, and advocacy in social inclusion and community wellbeing.
Our focus in speaking out is:
- Training and supporting community members to tell their story and speak out about issues that are important to them
- Undertaking research and advocacy that highlights issues faced by the most marginalized members of society
If you would like to be part of our speaking out program or have an issue that you believe needs more focus please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org