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The Danger of a Single Story

Updated: Nov 22, 2021





Core to the I-Lab mission is the importance of storytelling: discovering the individual, their ideas, and the intersecting experiences that each person brings to their field. Our lives, cultures, and classrooms are composed of overlapping stories and experiences. Each student and teacher comes to the classroom with all of their cultural experiences - their language, heritage, race, class, and more. In this TED Talk, Chimamanda Adichie shares her story about finding her authentic cultural voice. At the same time, she warns that if we only ever hear a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. Check out her talk here!

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