In 2015, we gathered over a novel idea: throw a fancy "fundraiser" to raise awareness instead of money. Thus was born the first "Storytelling Gala." Listen for a Change has since grown into a 501(c)(3) for communities looking to connect to social issues through the art of storytelling. Our mission is to:
Storytelling galas are free and open to the public. Pay-as-you-wish donations go to organizations of each storytellers’ choosing.
Storytellers represent voices often unheard. Storyhours are safe spaces where storytellers and attendees connect, heal, and share.
We listen to powerful stories and promise to advocate for these issues by standing up to hate, ignorance, and misinformation.