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Central America Trainings: Storytelling, Trauma & Self-Care
December 7-17, 2015
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Dart Center's Donna De Cesare will lead trainings for journalists in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador on narrative storytelling, covering tragedy with ethics and sensitivity, and the importance of emotional self-care.
December 7-8 | Guatemala City, Guatemala
December 7 & 8 Morning Workshops
8:00 am - 12:00 pm: De Cesare will conduct a continuing workshop entitled "Trauma Aware Journalism: Craft, Safety and Peer Support" with 10 Guatemalan journalists from diverse beats and media.
December 7 Afternoon Meeting & Presentation
2:15 - 4:00 pm: Meeting with staff visual journalists at Siglo 21 and Al Dia.
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Lecture presentation for 50-100 Communication Science students from the Universidad Galileo.
December 8 Afternoon Meeting
2:30 - 4:00 pm: Meeting with staff visual journalists at Nuestro Diario.
6:00 - 9:00 pm: The program will conclude with a final Conversatorio with the Guatemalan Chamber of Journalists. This portion of the event is free and open to all journalists and the public.
December 9 - 11 | Tegucigalpa, Honduras
December 9 Times to be confirmed
2:30 - 4:00 pm: Lecture for University Communication majors
4:30 - 5:30 pm: Visit with USAID supported outreach center in a barrio effected by gang violence to hear about proactive programs for violence prevention and share experiences.
December 10 & 11
7:30 am - 12:00 pm: De Cesare will conduct a two-morning workshop entitled "Trauma Aware Journalism: Craft, Safety and Peer Support" with 14 Honduran print / online reporters from diverse beats and media.
1:30 - 6:00 pm: De Cesare will conduct a two-afternoon workshop entitled "Trauma Aware Journalism: Craft, Safety and Peer Support" with 14 Honduran visual reporters, including photographers and TV camera journalists who cover diverse beats.
December 14 -17 | San Salvador, El Salvador
December 14 - 15
8:00 am - 5:00 pm: Two full days of discussion and peer support training for 10 Salvadoran journalists from diverse media and beats.
Full schedule to come: includes visit with the group of photojournalists that formed following the Trauma Awareness workshop for photojournalists De Cesare conducted in 2011; meeting with newsroom heads editors and managers to discuss security protocols and trauma aware management strategies.
Maria Moors Cabot award-winning journalist Donna De Cesare shares her reflections on a career covering visual stories in Latin America in a public talk for photographers, communicators, journalists and the general public.