chapter  9
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Communities as Counter-Storytelling (Con)texts: The Role of Community-Based Educational Institutions in the Development of Critical Literacy and Transformative Action

Solórzano and Yosso (2002) define counter-storytelling as “a method of telling the stories of those people whose experiences are not often told (i.e., those on the margins of society). The counter-story is also a tool for exposing, analyzing, and challenging the majoritarian stories of racial privilege” (p. 32). In this chapter we argue that community-based institutions may use counter-storytelling practices as a way of challenging inequalities in their social worlds and of enacting social change.