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Seeing hope: Improve your human rights communications with visual narratives - Shared screen with speaker view
Bari Samad
14:09
Good morning!
Fine Acts
14:35
Hello!
Gabriella Mikiewicz
14:54
Hello everyone!
Sara Grossman
15:17
Hi everyone, welcome! Let us know which org you are representing today and where you’re joining us from (what adjective best represents your location today?).
Christine Do Phan
15:18
Hello from Geneva!
Sophie Mulphin
15:22
Sophie Mulphin on behalf of ISHR narratives, from VERY sunny Geneva!
Anca Andreea-Corina
15:23
Hi Thomas, Everyone from Budapest
Loic Druenne
15:27
Hi everyone! I'm Loïc, Digital Comms Officer at Minority Rights Group International, based in London :-)
Michael Ineichen
15:34
I’m in also sunny Geneva, Michael from Amnesty Switzerland
Phil Lynch
15:40
Phil Lynch from the International Service for Human Rights, joining from Geneve on a stunning, sunny spring day.
Astrid Chitou
15:40
Hello Astrid. Amnesty International. From windy Senegal
Sarah Cooke O'Dowd
15:41
Hi! Sarah from Equinet, European Network of Equality Bodies here, also enjoying the sunshine in Brussels!
Stephanie Le Lievre
15:43
Steph from Westminster Foundation for Democracy in unseasonably warm London
Franziska Stambke
15:47
Hello everyone, Franziska here, joining from Equinet in sunny Brussels
Paula Haddad
15:48
Hi everyone! I’m Paula, currently working as a consultant for the Disability Rights Division at Human Rights Watch. Today I’m joining from my garden in a surprisingly sunny London!
Christine Do Phan
15:48
Christine from ISHR, Geneva. Summerly Sunny!
Steve Alfaro
15:48
Hi everyone, Steve with Unique Shift from West Michigan!
Pearl Sequeira
15:51
Hi, Pearl from sunny Toronto, Canada. Freelancer.
Virginia Ruan
15:52
Sunny Geneva, Oak Foundation :)
Mich Rama
15:55
Hi - Micheline from The Asia Foundation in blazing hot Manila.
Maria Jacobson
16:00
Hello! I am Maria Jacobson, working at the Anti Discrimination Agency West Sweden, based in Gothenburg.
Bari Samad
16:01
Sunny San Diego. I'm Bari Samad from the Center for Employment Opportunities.
Anca Andreea-Corina
16:01
I’m doing freelance comms for humanitarian and human rights oganizations
Rachael Gibbons
16:07
Hello! Im Rachael from the Social Rights Alliance - supporting residents to campaign through the framework of economic, social and cultural rights. I'm in a very very rare sunny Manchester, England
Roos M
16:08
Good afternoon! Roos here from EU Agency for Fundamental Rights - based in sunny Vienna.
Paula Haddad
16:12
Hi everyone! I’m Paula, currently working as a consultant for the Disability Rights Division at Human Rights Watch. Today I’m joining from my garden in a surprisingly sunny London!
François Laperche
16:12
Hi everyone! From Alda, based in Brussels
Gabriella Mikiewicz
16:13
I am Gabriella Mikiewicz, Zooming in from Vilnius, Lithuania 🇱🇹 currently working as a Comms Consultant (independent). I co-founded the Channels Network for communications practitioners working in social impact (www.thechannelsnetwork.com). I am very excited for this!
Suha Nabhan
16:14
Hi everyone, am Suha (originally from Syria and joining from Istanbul). Representing Migration Jam and VIP.fund
Ana Tretinjak
16:18
Hello from sunny Zagreb, Croatia! I am the comms officer at the Ombuds institution here. Happy to join you today :) And Thomas, thanks for the great and inspiring work you are doing!
Päivi Ojanperä
16:26
Hello! I’m Päivi from the Ombudsman for Equality, Finland :) Cloudy in Helsinki
Veronica Comin
16:26
Hello! I’m Veronica, I’m an Italian illustrator and graphic designer based in Amsterdam. I’m currently working for Amnesty International in Amsterdam
Genevieve Sauberli
16:27
Genevieve Sauberli from UN Human Rights Migration Team, joining from almost blazing hot Switzerland
Mariana Lemos
16:36
Hello, Mariana joining from UN Human Rights Europe. ;)
Barbara Nzigiye
16:41
Hi! Barbara Nzigiye from Refugee 613 joining from sunny but chilly Ottawa!
Amal Jibril
16:54
Hi everyone! This is Amal from Migration Jam. Currently based in Istanbul. www.migrationjam.com
a e
16:55
Thanks for this Thomas! Loved hope-based comms ever since I came across it. Really appreciate your work.
Barbara Nzigiye
17:00
Hi! Barbara Nzigiye from Refugee 613 joining from sunny but chilly Ottawa!
Lotus Yu
17:03
Hi everyone! Lotus with Full Frame Initiative. Joining from also sunny Massachusetts
Kerem Çiftçioğlu
17:05
Hi this is Kerem. I’m Communications Cord. from Truth Justice Memory Center in Istanbul, Turkey.
Maria Jacobson
17:07
Sunny,. At last.
Christina MacGillivray
17:08
Christina MacGillivray from the UN Human Rights Migration team - joining for actually blazing hot New Delhi
Estelle Huchet
17:14
Hi, Estelle - am campaign and membership officer at AGE Platform Europe, the network of older people's organisations in Europewww.age-platform.eu
Matthew Leger-Small
17:19
Matthew Léger-Small here from the Full Frame Initiative, zooming in from chilly Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
Valentina Canepa
17:23
Hi everyone! I'm Valentina from ENNHRI (European Network of National Human Rights Institutions) joining from sunny Padua, Italy
Sara Grossman
17:25
Welcome everyone :)
Conor McGlynn
17:30
Hi all - Conor McGlynn here in warm and sunny Washington DC, working with a social enterprise called Justice Adda
Francisca Stuardo
17:34
Hi All, Francisca Stuardo from Global Witness, thanks for the invitation. Will you record the session?
Elisabetta Uroni
17:50
Hello! Elisabetta from ALDA - the European Association for Local Democracy (www.alda-europe.eu), working from Vicenza (Italy) which is incredibly sunny and warm today!
Maria Lindeberg
18:12
Hi all! My name is Maria and I am doing an internship for Fine Acts, not in Sofia though! Sitting in my home in sunny blue skied Stockholm, Sweden
Sara Grossman
18:19
Yes this session is being recorded!
Aoife Gillespie
18:38
Hi Aoife here from sunny Dublin. Lawyer with interest in human rights work.
Renata Saavedra
18:39
Hi, everyone. I am Renata Saavedra, from fresh Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.Journalist and researcher, consultant focused in human rights and social justice philanthropy.
Tamta Chkhaidze
18:39
Hello! Tamta from Human Rights House Tbilisi. Joining from Georgia 🇬🇪
Eli Enenbach
19:12
Hello! Eli Enenbach (communications and advocacy, currently independent), based in NYC.
Arina Cretu
19:37
Hi! I'm Arina from Terre des hommes, I'm from & based in Chisinau, Moldova. It is sunny here too.
Margaret Satterthwaite
19:52
Hello all. I’m Meg Satterthwaite, human rights lawyer and law prof in NYC
Mamikon Hovsepyan
19:57
Hi, I am Mamikon Hovsepyan, human rights defender from Armenia, also working on communications
Raquel Armendariz
19:58
HI! Raquel from Spain! Student with interest in Human Rights
Valentina Panagiotopoulou
20:00
Val from Greenpeace South East Asia, working for Climate Justice campaign. Based in Athens, Greece
Raquel Armendariz
20:06
HI! Raquel from Spain! Student with interest in Human Rights
Sara Grossman
22:07
A question for our audience: What do you say when the facts aren’t enough?
Pearl Sequeira
22:38
Stories
Christine Alvarez
22:50
Hi. I'm Carlos, staff member at Active Vista, a human rights education institution based in sweltering Manila.
Suha Nabhan
23:15
Would talk more through stories
Renata Saavedra
23:45
Stories and values
Sophie Mulphin
24:03
appeal to emotions through common values
Christine Do Phan
24:30
+1
Sophie Mulphin
24:56
appeal to emotions through common values
Paula Danilczyk
25:08
Emotional connection with single stories, possibility to identify with some or express compation
Véronique Lerch
25:57
Stories
Sharon Natt
28:42
This is brilliant - I’m so sorry I’m having issues connecting - will the recording be shared out?:)
Sara Grossman
29:01
Yes it will Sharon!
Sharon Natt
29:40
Thanks so much! Looking forward to watching and will follow up:)
Sara Grossman
32:18
You can view the full collection here: https://fineacts.co/reimagining-human-rights
Sara Grossman
32:58
All works are reusable, adaptable, and reshareable!
Sara Grossman
36:10
Check out The Greats here: https://thegreats.co/
Roos M
38:34
We at the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), have already used these images. Incredibly helpful & amazing artwork!
Yana Tavanier Kunchev / Fine Acts
38:52
So great to hear, thank you!
Christine Do Phan
38:58
So did we at ISHR! We’re thrilled as well :)
Rachael Gibbons
39:08
amazing! so helpful
Sarah Sobczak
39:14
They are so beautiful, I’m just having a look
Véronique Lerch
39:48
I have already used some of the artwork in reports and let the artist know. Absolutely amazing database!
Phil Lynch
39:56
Likewise! We used some of the great images in our new annual report, just published today! Thanks to the amazing artists! https://www.ishr.ch/sites/default/files/documents/ishr_ar21_online.pdf
Sara Grossman
40:00
We’re so glad you are using them!
Yana Tavanier Kunchev / Fine Acts
40:11
Thank you, everyone! <3 We will be uploading hundreds more in the coming months
Patricija Virtič
40:46
This is SUPERB! We will be using it
Maria Jacobson
43:34
Our experience is that emotions
Sara Grossman
43:43
Please share your reactions to images in the chat. What feelings, associations, or stories from real life do they trigger for you?
Maria Jacobson
44:30
Sorry. Emotional expressions polarize and raise hate.
Rachael Gibbons
45:10
It might sound odd - but it definitely reminds me of the images I'd make as a child, and other children do. Perhaps says something to me about the loss of focus on kindness etc
Estelle Huchet
45:48
TheGreats.Co is AMAZINGWould have loved to see more age diversity/diverse abilities in the art work. It's work in progress I guess so if Fine Acts is interested in reaching out to older artists / artists with disabilities, feel free to reach out so we can have a chat: estelle.huchet@age-platform.eu
Barbara Nzigiye
46:01
Love this work and organisation! One small piece of feedback: to sign up and access the works, you need to provide a website. Smaller orgs that could really benefit from this resource, might not have a website so I would just review that requirement.
Sara Gray
46:23
Yes would love the source resource for the neuroscience of seeing the planet earth increasing empathy
Sara Gray
46:33
Amazing
Yana Tavanier Kunchev / Fine Acts
46:46
Awesome, thank you, Estelle, we will be in touch!
Yana Tavanier Kunchev / Fine Acts
47:25
Thank you, Barbara, for pointing this out, we will definitely review that!
Sarah Sobczak
47:31
So so beautiful, I love the vivid colours, varied styles and powerful messages (some of them humorous too!)
Christine Do Phan
47:38
We love the artworks and it would be great to have more in landscape format, the one that’s most useful for digital comms!
Sara Grossman
47:54
Thanks for the feedback everyone! We are listening.
Sara Grossman
48:12
If you’d like to view our full visual messaging guide, check it out here: https://seeinghope.fineacts.co/
Loic Druenne
48:45
Can you share info about the 'Humankind' book that was just mentioned in this chat?
Sara Grossman
49:20
Will look into it and get back to you Loic
Yana Tavanier Kunchev / Fine Acts
49:39
Thank you, all! Re: landscape format – many actually have a landscape version in the social media folder, when you download the zip. But we will make our best to have more!
Maria Jacobson
49:40
I har problems with the chat, sorry. Our experience is that raising emotions can be polarizing and raise hate. How do you all tackle that?
Rachael Gibbons
52:16
Really like this focus. Very strengths-based leadership
Sara Grossman
59:52
Please share your thoughts, feedback or questions on Thomas’ presentation here!
Renata Saavedra
01:00:19
Do you consider the possibility of producing arts with texts in other languages?
Valentina Panagiotopoulou
01:00:51
+1 Renata
Roos M
01:00:52
Next to working in human rights from policy perspective, I am also an (learning-as-I-go) digital artist. If I would like to propose my own artwork for this database, (how) could I do this? :)
Bari Samad
01:01:02
Backgrounds can be a powerful "framing" an image, especially photos. Thoughts?
Phil Lynch
01:01:20
Great presentation. Key takeaways for me are the power of visuals, and the imperative of communicating with hope.
Gabriella Mikiewicz
01:01:26
👏👏👏
Maria Jacobson
01:01:59
Ill text again: Our experience is that raising emotions can be polarizing and raise hate. How do you all tackle that?
Sinead Nolan
01:01:59
How to convince people at the top of our organisations to adapt to this way of thinking?
Thomas Coombes
01:02:00
HumanKind = Rutger Bregman
Yana Tavanier Kunchev / Fine Acts
01:02:09
Renata – yes, Spanish to begin with, however the idea behind the adaptation also means that anyone can write their own copy, or translate it in their own language.
Christine Do Phan
01:02:32
The artworks have saved me a few times recently … when I had to replace unsuitable pics on our website at short notice!
Stephanie Le Lievre
01:02:48
Thank you so much! Great and inspiring presentation. I wonder if you've addressed whether there's a risk that people react to visuals by thinking "That's nice...but unrealistic!"?
Julia Ivan
01:03:22
thanks Thomas. I am really intrigued by the “what’s next” it would be great to come up with opportunities for real-life testing of how human rights focused artwork could be implemented in the different contexts. (I imagine some fine tuning may be necessary as the challenges are also different to some extent) do you have any ideas of bringing it forward and/or building a platform with human rights movements - like linking artists, FineActs, HopeBasedComms to frontline organisations?
Pearl Sequeira
01:04:18
How might I, as a beginner in the space, find opportunities to work with people? I am doing a career transi
Sara Gray
01:04:22
Images of liberation!
Pearl Sequeira
01:04:41
…career transition into visual storytelling.
Sara Gray
01:04:46
Linked fate - that was powerful how the image of the earth created empathy
Phil Lynch
01:04:58
There's an awesome quote from Alicia Wallace, a queer Black feminist in our annual report which captures the power of combining rage and love, when she says: “When I feel rage threatens to control my body, I remember to be hopeful. Not because it feels good or because I'm waiting for something to happen on its own, but because I believe in my own power and the magic we create when queer people, Black people, women come together to channel our rage, righteous and raw, into sustained action. ”
Dom Balms
01:05:18
How do we translate this kind of work in offline, grassroots, resource-limited spaces of engagement? (PH context)
Sara Gray
01:05:50
Beautiful Phil - what is your org? Would love to see that report!
Caoimhe McCabe
01:07:15
Thanks for this. Will work on this. Have to go - Caoimhe
Phil Lynch
01:07:16
Hey Sara. It's the International Service for Human Rights. The report (with Alice's profile on page 28) is here: https://www.ishr.ch/sites/default/files/documents/ishr_ar21_online.pdf
Maria Jacobson
01:08:07
I would really like to get some input on my question if you could: Our experience is that raising emotions can be polarizing and raise hate. How do you all tackle that?
Sara Grossman
01:08:25
Yes! We do have a Slack community: https://join.slack.com/t/globalnarrative/shared_invite/zt-nl5xo41x-6arFH126MhWOnuwzzhoEtg
MIha TURK
01:08:28
Thegreats, seems as a wonderful and useful project. But on the other side there is danger of perpetuating the culture of outsourcing creative work, what if
MIha TURK
01:09:14
by "paying with exposure" culture. Did you consider this implications as well?
Sara Gray
01:10:00
Thank you!
Yana Tavanier Kunchev / Fine Acts
01:10:04
MIha, thank you for this question – most of the work that you see on TheGreats has been commissioned (paid).
MIha TURK
01:10:27
Oh, this is great! Thank you very much for you answer!
Veronica Comin
01:10:28
That’s very inspiring!
Maria Jacobson
01:10:33
Thank You! Great!
Yana Tavanier Kunchev / Fine Acts
01:10:35
Some is coming from open calls, but they are framed for existing works that fit a theme.
Franziska Stambke
01:11:17
Thank you!
Phil Lynch
01:11:36
Thanks for the amazing resources and the great insights!
Renata Saavedra
01:11:40
Thank you all!
Sara Grossman
01:11:40
Learn more about Fine Acts here: https://fineacts.co/
Eli Enenbach
01:11:44
Thank you!
Sara Grossman
01:11:52
Or about hope-based comms here: https://www.hope-based.com/
Sophie Mulphin
01:11:53
Great Thomas and Fine Acts, thank you
Christina MacGillivray
01:11:54
Thank you!
Veronica Comin
01:11:56
Thank you so much :) it was great!
Lotus Yu
01:11:56
Thank you so much for this!
Christine Do Phan
01:11:57
Thank you so much!
Michael Ineichen
01:12:01
Thanks Thomas and everyone for your work, its inspiring, probably one of my best zoom hours invested recently!
Roos M
01:12:06
Thank you all for the inspiring session! Greetings from Vienna.
Sarah Sobczak
01:12:08
Thank you, very inspiring
a e
01:12:10
Thanks for this space Fine Acts, Thomas!
Yana Tavanier Kunchev / Fine Acts
01:12:11
Thank you everyone!
Valentina Panagiotopoulou
01:12:14
Thanks for the great presentation :))
Genevieve Sauberli
01:12:17
Thank you all and congratulations on the amazing work!
Valentina Canepa
01:12:18
Thanks!
Arina Cretu
01:12:20
Thank you!
Matthew Leger-Small
01:12:20
This was amazing! Thank you thank you!
Margaret Satterthwaite
01:12:23
Thanks so much!
Paula Haddad
01:12:32
Do you have plans to make the (wonderful) artworks more accessible (a simple suggestion being to include standard alt-text for all the visuals stored on your website)?
Maria Jacobson
01:12:36
Thank you very much for a great presentation!
Lubomira Kolcheva
01:12:39
Thank you for the informative and inspiring session!
Julia Ivan
01:12:40
thanks a lot!
Anca Andreea-Corina
01:12:41
Great presentation, thank you!
Sarah Cooke O'Dowd
01:12:42
thank you!
Sinead Nolan
01:12:44
thanks a mill as ever :)
Maria Lindeberg
01:12:47
Thank you!! So great
Julia Ilaslari
01:12:59
thank you!!
Yana Tavanier Kunchev / Fine Acts
01:13:00
Paula, thank you for a great suggestion!
Bari Samad
01:13:46
Great resource. Thanks for your generosity and thought leadership!
Bari Samad
01:14:42
Add me to your email list :)
Sara Grossman
01:14:58
Could you share your email address Bari?