***Our webinar scheduled with Iyad El-Baghdadi on Narrative Strategy has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. We still invite you to register below, and we will notify you when we have a new date scheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and look forward to learning together soon.***
On Tuesday, September 25 at 1PM ET, Momentum will be hosting a webinar on narrative strategy with Iyad El-Baghdadi, an Arab Spring activist currently living in exile in Norway, where he continues to fight for human rights in the Middle East. The webinar will draw on case studies from the Arab Spring and other movements around the world to teach participants how to build a narrative strategy that reframes the problem, unifies the movement, and effectively “jams” the opposition’s narrative.
In this webinar, you will learn why narrative matters in the context of social movements; what are the elements of a powerful story that inspires people to take action; and how we create and protect those movement narratives.
Iyad el-Baghdadi is a prominent Arab Spring intellectual, writer, and activist. A career entrepreneur, he had over a decade's experience with start-ups when the Arab uprisings started in 2011. Over the next few years, his Twitter account became among the most influential and respected in the movement for democracy, ultimately leading in 2014 to him being arrested, jailed, and eventually exiled from the United Arab Emirates.
He now lives and works out of Oslo, Norway, where he founded the Kawaakibi Center, a start-up think tank that publishes "The Arab Tyrant Manual" and "Islam & Liberty". He is a fellow at Civita, Norway's leading liberal think tank; he also sits on the board of the Munathara Initiative, the Arab world's leading society-run debate platform & TV show. His first book The Vicious Triangle: Terrorists, Tyrants, and the West is due for release later this year.