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How do you use storytelling to drive social change? This year YBN students and graduates learned just how as part of Rutgers University-Newark’s (RUN’s) newly launched Urban Civic Initiative (UCI) course. Along with RUN students, they discovered how to use personal storytelling as a vehicle for better understanding social equity and cohesion.

The UCI “My Story” Project is an education-based experimental collaboration between YBN, the RUN Department of Arts, Culture and Media, and the Poland-based Borderland Foundation. The course culminates with a performance by RUN and YBN students.