Making equity and social justice


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

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

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