Events and Workshops

SLS Affiliated Faculty: As you consider incorporating SLS events into your courses, please see our Save the Date page for a full list of all events and workshops being offered this semester.

Upcoming SLS Events

Upcoming Partner Events

Third Annual Transformative Narratives Storytelling Crawl

Monday, October 26th - Thursday, October 29th (Virtual)

Join co-producers Cheryl Cofield and Pearl Alexander for the third annual Transformative Narratives Storytelling Crawl from October 26-29, 2020. During this immersive six-event series, renowned, nationally touring storytellers Milbre Burch, Sonny Kelly, and Lani Peterson will offer virtual, one-person performances and tantalizing story-related workshops. In addition, a host of powerful international, national, local, and Georgia Tech storytellers will take center “stage” to help audiences enhance self-awareness, increase cultural competence, and connect through the sharing of diverse identities, experiences, and perspectives.  All events are virtual, free, and open to faculty, staff, students, and invited guests from around the globe. 

Monday, October 26: Changing Skins: Tales about Gender, Identity and Humanity with Milbre Burch, 1 - 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Tuesday, October 27: Storytelling Extravaganza - Salon I: Our Stories: A Mirror Toward Ourselves, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Wednesday, October 28: Storytelling Extravaganza - Salon II: Our Stories: A Mirror Toward Ourselves, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m; Bringing Science Alive Through The Story It Tells Workshop with Lani Peterson, 3 - 5 p.m.

Thursday, October 29: Changing Stories About Mental Health & Wellness, 9 - 11 a.m; “The Talk” One-Man Performance, Talk-Back & Story Swap with Sonny Kelly, 3 - 5 p.m.


Public Health and Racial Inequality Workshop: What Can Georgia Tech Students Do?

Tuesday, October 27th, 11:00am - 12:00pm (Virtual)

Join Justin Smith from Positive Impact Health Centers, and Georgia Tech Professors Lindsey Bullinger and Zak Taylor (both School of Public Policy) for an interactive discussion on public health & racial inequality. Students will learn valuable tools of analysis and historical context for better understanding the sources, and impacts, of racial inequality. We will also discuss opportunities in Atlanta and at Georgia Tech for students to take substantive action to help solve these problems. Discussion and Q&A are welcome!


Thursday, October 29th, 5:00pm - 7:30pm (Virtual)

Join UNA-Atlanta in the celebration of the United Nation's 75th anniversary with a talk on international identity and multilateralism as important factors in creating a more sustainable and peaceful world.  More information can be found HERE.


Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable: Beyond Energy Efficiency - Building Resiliency in Schools Through Solar-Plus-Storage

Friday, November 6th, 11:00am - 12:30pm (Virtual)

All schools and nonprofits can benefit from efficiency upgrades that help them save utility costs, increasing funds for vital programs while building resiliency to deal with the unexpected, such as weather-related emergencies or the fallout of events like COVID-19. With increasing awareness of the accessibility of solar power, along with new opportunities in funding, more schools are seeking this option than ever before. Join our panel, representing schools, community advocates and solar experts for a discussion about the benefits of this growing trend.