Losing Forward: Lessons from Organising for Narrative Change
“Shifting long-standing narratives requires deep alignment within a progressive ecosystem, as well as the resources to both build long-term organising and narrative infrastructure and push out stories at scale.”
Narrative Change: A Compilation Part 1
Ruth has gathered work from across the field into a single thread, to form a handy reference and a useful intro for newcomers joining the field.
Narrative Change: A Compilation Part 2
Trevor follows-up Ruth’s thread above with a focus on POC leaders, mostly in the US, noting that “as with most spaces, this field is dominated by white voices”.
What Makes Narrative Change So Hard?
Understanding ‘systems justification theory’ prompts a compelling case for revealing reactionary tactics/contradictions and the development of a wide range of vision/imagination/futures work.
‘Fairness’ in UK Climate Advocacy: A User’s Guide
Fairness is a shared concern, but to avoid polarisation around highly emotionally-charged topics, this “complex terrain” must be navigated “with authenticity and empathy” – here’s how.
Prince William’s Jubilee Speech
Nicky reflects on the effectiveness of the Duke of Cambridge’s framing, a good example of robust guidance being used wholesale by a trusted spokesperson.
With the left asleep at the wheel, the right has surged ahead with its cynical anti-woke narrative
An urgent call for progressives to overcome “paralysis” and “start telling a story of our own” that can counter the infectious (and extremist) anti-woke narrative. The Race Class Narrative offers a route forward.
The UK Race Class Narrative Report
"Building solidarity across race and class to win progressive change and inoculate against the powerful few that seek to divide us."
A narrative mapping effort focused on poverty and economic mobility, “analysing the media behaviours of over 50,000 people in the U.S. and all the content they interact with.”
Creative Climate Justice Hub
A new “dynamic library of resources...for artists and cultural practitioners who want to understand the systemic causes of the climate crisis, how it intersects with issues of social, economic and environmental injustice and how arts and culture is responding creatively.”