Stories are power. From the single mother working three jobs who fights for a living wage to formerly incarcerated citizens organizing to restore voting rights for thousands, these heroes are fighting for an America that works for all of us. We will tell these stories.
Too often progressives lead campaign messages with facts, policy abstractions or the problem itself, losing the public’s attention and failing to move anyone to action. The solution is to ground our campaign communications in the heroic stories of real people taking action to defend our shared values. We must begin engaging our base through storytelling if we want to change hearts and minds and increase civic participation. This training goes a couple steps beyond the “story of self, us, now” and explores how a collection of stories can create a lasting narrative and shape public opinions beyond one campaign.
Join us on Saturday, June 4th at 10am for Speaking Truth to Power: Using Your Story to Build Power training. Facilitated by Engage Michigan, grassroots leaders and activists will develop the tools and skills to share their stories, become trained spokespeople, and to build power in their community.
Detroit, MI 48201
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