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Facing Race: A National Conference 2022

Two weeks ago, Narrative Initiative took our goodies to the Facing Race conference in Phoenix. The conference is sponsored by my former organization, Race Forward, so this was my first chance to see old friends in person since 2020. As always, this conference crowd is multi-everything kind, loving, joyful and determined. There’s no better place…

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Navigating 2022: Ideas, reports, and resources for narrative changemakers

If you’re navigating narrative change in 2022 we’ve gathered a set of recent reports and resources (and even a few big ideas) from the narrative field that could help you find your way.

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A sign held at demonstration in front of the US Supreme Court on May 3 2022. The sign says Abortion Bans are Racist Classist Sexist Dangerous. Photo by Janni Rye via Wikimedia Commons.

The voices missing from the abortion debate

The imminent repeal of Roe v. Wade has brought public narratives of motherhood and reproductive justice into stark relief. We spoke to We Testify abortion storyteller Jeana Nam. A Texan of Korean descent, Jeana has strong Christian beliefs about her experience with abortion, reproductive care and why she values a future in which abortion and reproductive care are openly available to all.

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How platforms and visuals shape narrative: A conversation with Cayden Mak

Cayden Mak of 18 Million Rising talks with us about visual narrative and how tech and platforms shape how audiences interact and use narrative.

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Explanation and the “How” of a Narrative

We recently spoke with Julie Sweetland, Senior Advisor at FrameWorks Institute, about Unleashing the Power of How: An Explanation Declaration. Released in March as part of FrameWorks Institute’s 20th anniversary, the Explanation Declaration asks communicators to help people understand the “how” behind issues and see that how as a critical part of engaging and empowering…

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A Big Narrative Change Reading List

A dozen recent essays, insights and reports focused on the intersection of narrative, movement power and culture change.

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