Think Big Conversation: Shifting the Story of “Hard Work”

On February 27th, the Narrative Learning Community met to explore the fraught concept of hard work in the American narrative and to discuss promising paths forward. We shared lessons learned from our deep research across the South and Southern Midwest through the Topos/EARN-led Southern Mindshift Project and heard from partner advocates and organizers about their on-the-ground experiences. Check out […]

Think Big: Abundance in Narrative

We often define abundance as a contrast. Abundance is NOT scarcity, NOT austerity, NOT competition for resources. So, then, what IS abundance? What are some of the core elements behind the term and the idea in narrative? What do these elements look like in practice? What are some of the inherent tensions? What do we […]

SAY IT SO THEY’LL HEAR IT: Updated Best Practices Guide

Topos Partnership has released its newly updated summary of communications principles and best practices! SAY IT SO THEY’LL HEAR IT illustrates narrative best practices with explanations and examples, all with the goal of helping progressive advocates make the most of their communications opportunities.   Download the guide    

PolicyLink: Housing Justice Narrative Toolkit

PolicyLink – along with grassroots partners and housing advocates – has released a Housing Justice Narrative Toolkit “rooted in the understanding that we already know the policy solutions, we just need a different way to intensify the narratives that support these policies – a clear, compelling housing justice narrative.” The toolkit provides ways to intensify […]

SSIR: Changing the Housing Narrative by Talking about Race and Values

A new discussion in the Stanford Social Innovation Review with Glenn Harris, Michael McAfee, and Dorian Warren focuses on narrative change lessons from the work of the Housing Justice Narrative Initiative. Access the Discussion

October Meeting: Democracy and the Will of the People

  Join us for our next Narrative Learning Community Meeting: Democracy and the Will of the People October 27, 2022  *  3-4:15pm ET | 12-1:15pm PT   Register Today!   With the midterms upon us, the stakes are undeniably high. This past year, state legislative sessions have been witness to a slew of election interference […]

Heather McGhee: The Sum of Us Podcast

Heather McGhee has launched a podcast on the heels of her incredible book: The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. Taking a road trip across Covid-era America, McGhee explores stories of “solidarity and hope in a time of great division and peril for our democracy.” Listen to the […]