Join our conversation on harnessing the power of narrative, this week!
Join the Center for Story-based Strategy (CSS)
and the New Tactics community for an online conversation on Change the Story: Harnessing the power of narrative for social change
from October 14 to 18
People and communities use stories to understand the world and our place in it. These stories are embedded with power - the power to explain and justify the status quo as well as the power to make change imaginable and urgent. A narrative analysis of power encourages us to ask: Which stories define cultural norms? Where did these stories come from? Whose stories were ignored or erased to create these norms? And, most urgently, what new stories can we tell to help create the world we desire?
This conversation is an opportunity for human rights defenders to learn more about story-based strategy and how to integrate it into campaign planning. This is also an opportunity for those practitioners using story-based strategy to share their experiences, questions, and ideas with each other.
We're thrilled to have such an enthusiastic group of practitioners to lead this conversation:
Join us all week for this important online exchange
Danielle Coates-Connor (Conversation Facilitator) of the Center for Story-based Strategy
Nathan Schneider of Waging Nonviolence
Jen Soriano of Lionswrite Communications
Kathleen Pequeño of the Progressive Communicators Network
Nadia Khastaqir of the Design Action Collective
Kristi Rendahl of the Center for Victims of Torture
Lama Sangye and Justin Von Bujdoss of the New York Tsurphu Goshir Dharma Center
Chris Cavanagh of the Catalyst Centre
Dr. Cara Lisa Berg Powers of Press Pass TV
Laura Revels, Digital Storytelling Trainer
Shreya Atrey, practitioner
For help on how to participate, visit these instructions.
If you get stuck, contact me
! I'm here to help.
Our conversation series on tactics for building awareness
This month's conversation on the power of narrative is the second of a three-part series on building awareness. In September
, we hosted a great conversation on Media Tactics for Social Change
. A summary of the exchange is now posted on the conversation page
. Thank you to all of those who contributed to the discussion and a special thank you to Holly Hammond of Plan to Win
for her excellent facilitation of the conversation!
, we'll be hosting a conversation on Visualizing Information for Advocacy
, in partnership with Tactical Technology Collective
. If you are interested in helping to lead this conversation, please contact me
See you in the conversation!
-- Kristin Antin, New Tactics Online Community Builder