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Making equity and social justice

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Narrative Initiative catalyzes durable narrative change in order to make equity and social justice common sense.

We make connections between people and organizations, amplify the best tools and methodologies from an emerging field, and activate new collaborations that lead to greater alignment.

What we do:

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Build network infrastructure

We make connections between people and organizations working across narrative change disciplines. This network, spanning issues and geographies, provides infrastructure for an emerging field and creates space for collaboration.

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Improve narrative change practice

We amplify useful tools and methodologies from the narrative change field, making promising interventions visible to a larger group of practitioners and building skills across disciplines.

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Catalyze alignment in the field

We organize strategy labs, conduct landscape assessments, and explore opportunities for greater alignment among organizations, sectors and movements in order to advance deep narrative shifts.

Narrative builds power for people, or it is not useful at all.

Rashad Robinson, Color of Change

Amy Zhang on the AAPI Narrative Studio

From creating a show about Asian women in America in a small New York City theater to producing TV episodes for Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, I’ve always worked at the intersection of storytelling and impact. But, I yearned to be in community with other creators to think through persistent questions: How does narrative change…

Creating Systems of Support

The Changemaker Authors Cohort, a partnership with the Unicorn Authors Club, is a new, yearlong…

Facing Race: A National Conference 2022

Two weeks ago, Narrative Initiative took our goodies to the Facing Race conference in Phoenix….

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We agree, the term “narrative” is tossed around a lot.

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