[Webinar Series] Communicating Human Rights and Social Change: A Dialogue Series Among Funders
Please join us on Thursday, September 12th for the second installment of a webinar series on Communicating Human Rights and Social Change: A Dialogue Series Among Funders, an initiative of the Communicating Human Rights and Social Change community co-sponsored by HRFN and Ariadne. This webinar dialogue series is co-sponsored by the Open Society Foundations and Global Dialogue.
Dialogue II - Putting the Humanity in Human Rights: Why the Social Change Needs to Unite Around Shared Values
To change narratives, we all need to start telling stories that celebrate humanity – stories that might be very different from our current approach. Thomas and Neil will talk about how funders can help social change organizations apply research and insights on narrative in their day-to-day work, particularly, but not only, in their strategic communications. Thomas will talk about his Hope-Based Communications approach, which is about using narrative, framing and strategic communications to talk about what we stand for, and the world we want to see, rather than reacting to populists and other opposing messages. He will talk about how Amnesty International used a Hope-Based approach to develop a new narrative-focused brand platform that is focused on a global narrative of shared humanity, intentionally seeking a values message that is shared with the wider human rights movement. Neil will share learning and reflect on future challenges and strategy follow his six years as Director of the Thomas Paine Initiative, a donor’s collaborative established to build public support for human rights in the UK, via strategic grant-making to support communications research and capacity building, which comes to a close in September 2019.