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Like anything ideological in nature, narratives about people, places, and events can mutate and thrive from generation to generation, often contrary to actual experiences and interactions and even contradicting simultaneous narratives.
This spring we launched a new communications resource for community organizing with our allies and partners the Praxis Project, Center for Story-based Strategy (CSS), Movement Strategy Center, Community Media Workshop and the Progressive Communicator’s Network, “Echoing Justice: Communications Strategies for Community Organizing in the 21st Century.” For release, we engaged a our partners and the [...]
I had the pleasure of interviewing Shanelle Matthews, Communications Manager at Forward Together about the organization, the Strong Families movement and the amazing communications work they do to reframe and engage communities around reproductive justice.
“I consider it part of my job and role as a movement leader to know what people are thinking, to build national community with those in my networks, and support the members of the Media Action Grassroots Network.” – learn more from Malkia Cyril and Rinku Sen of Applied Research Center about the social media secrets of movement leaders.
A Twitter strategy can be a game changer for many organizations and campaigns and can build your credibility, establish your voice and connect you to your members, potential donors, allies, partners, and even organizing targets.
We forget there are—or maybe we aren’t sure how to utilize them—a whole arsenal of communications strategies, also called tactics, at our disposal, many of which are much more effective in conserving our time and energy and are more appropriate for our organizing or communications goals.
After the presidential debates this week, it’s a good opportunity to talk about pivoting and some other tactics that, despite the sometimes dirty history of their use by unscrupulous politicians, can be effective communications tools for changing hearts and minds for social justice.
Check out some examples of how Occupy humor has been used to subvert power and the police, win audiences, and generally poke fun.
The “American Dream” frame is a compelling one. But the American Dream is, in reality, a nightmare for most, and it’s a tool used by the right, by democrats, and by reformist liberals to perpetuate a global delusion.
Perhaps you’ve seen the white women wearing colorful knitted face masks in Times Square, or outside of Russian embassies from here to Berlin, or pictures of masked faces on nighttime building facades. Maybe you’ve heard about charges of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” on Facebook or mainstream media.
In this edition of VisionTalk, Saru Jayaraman talks about how Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) are building a powerful movement to improve the working conditions and wages of the nation’s 10 million restaurant workers.