This event is part of the ACT 101 Training Series which consists of 3-big topics featuring 2 workshops in each. This free series will support attendees in building skills in advocacy and civic engagement. Storytelling is fundamental to human societies – and therefore, to social change. But not all stories are created equal. This training series hosted by FrameWorks’ is designed to teach more effective ways of establishing narratives that set up policy thinking and enable large-scale social change.
This introductory session held on September 1st shared FrameWorks’ research-informed strategies for harnessing the power of storytelling for social change. This process involves helping the public view the essential needs of children and their families as public concerns, not as private issues. It also involves using stories as invitations to the public to think in terms of systems and solutions and to engage as citizens. Participants had the opportunity to practice evaluating narratives for their ability to create the change we are working to create.