Building an Ecosystem for Narrative Change

A Narrative Change Workshop for Community Organizers and Social Justice Activists will help equity architects, movement leaders, community organizers, and artist-activists working toward transformative justice with the skills and strategies to effectively communicate their message and create transformative change. The workshop explores the role that narratives play in shaping public opinion, reinforcing power structures, and perpetuating inequality and provides tools and techniques for developing a narrative that is inclusive, empowering, and effective in creating change.

The twelve-session workshop will be interactive, with a mix of group discussions, exercises, and case studies to help participants understand and apply the concepts and techniques presented. We will cover topics such as message development, framing, and persuasive communication and provides hands-on training in the creation and dissemination of narratives that challenge the status quo and support the goals of social justice activism. The objective of the workshop is to equip community organizers and social justice activists with the skills they need to effectively communicate their message, mobilize public support, and create lasting change in their communities and the world.

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Session 1: Introduction to Narrative Change

March 8, 2023, | 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET (1hr)

Guest Lecturer : Adrienne Becker is CEO and co-Founder of Level Forward, a studio venture that aims to focus on backing projects driven by women and persons of color. Some focus areas are: undoing Racism, community building, Gender Equity, Youth Agency. Her lecture is titled “Rewriting the Narrative to Use your story to create a better world”

Session 2: Understanding the Current Narrative Landscape

March 22, 2023  | 2:00 -3:00 PM ET (1hr)

Session 3: Identifying Allies

April 5, 2023 | 2:00 -3:00 PM ET (1hr)

Session 4: Mapping the Narrative Ecosystem

April 19, 2023 | 2:00 -3:00 PM ET (1hr)

Session 5: Developing a Narrative Change Strategy

May 3, 2023 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET (2hrs)

Session 6: Building a Narrative Change Team

May 17, 2023 | 2:00 -3:00 PM ET (1hrs)

Session 7: Crafting a Compelling Narrative

May 31, 2023, | 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET (2hrs)

Session 8: Amplifying the Narrative

June 14, 2023 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET (2hrs)

Session 9: Mobilizing Support

June 28, 2023 | 2:00 -3:00 PM  ET (1hr)

Session 10: Monitoring and Evaluating the Narrative Change Effort

July 12, 2023 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET (1.5hr)

Session 11:Responding to Resistance and Counter-Narrative

July 19, 2023 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM  ET (1.5hr)

Session 12: Sustaining the Narrative Change Effort

July 26, 2023 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM  ET (1.5hr)


Jul 26 2023


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm