Narrative Power and Collective Action: Conversations with people working to change narratives for social good – Part 2

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21 Oct 2020

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Deeply held 'truths' are coming undone at the seams. As movements across the globe are challenging 'normal', more and more people are looking for new narratives. Narratives are a form a power, made up of many, many, stories, not always written, made up of online content, offline conversations. They are not something that happens over there, they are part of us and we are part of them. We can reinforce or reshape narratives every day. See how these creative minds and active souls are finding new ways to imagine alternative futures and bring them to life by owning who they are, speaking up, through storytelling and collective action.

Learn and get inspired by the new wave of narrative creators, movers and shakers in Narrative Power Collective Action Vol II. As an anthology of perspectives this knowledge offering is one way to amplify different and diverse ways of knowing and doing narratives. From journalism to ARTivism, documentary film to data activism, self-advocates and funders, we add more perspectives to the mix in Vol II. In this collaborative project each person has contributed their recipes, their insights and experiences, flavoured with their own special narrative seasoning. Hear their stories, spoken in many voices and explore their realities and learn from them.

Narrative knowledge and framing know-how can help us to open civic space, collaborate better and amplify others, helping us to be part of the biggest 'us' we can be. Interested to know more? We spoke to 20+ collaborators from across the world. They share with us their knowledge, ideas, tips, and tactics from their lived experience. Learn from them. Collaborate with them. Let's creatively and collectively act on narratives together. These ideas are contributing to Oxfam's creative collaborations with others to protect and open civic space.