About the radical communicators network
The Radical Communicators Network (RadComms) is an association of social impact communications professionals working across geography, discipline, and issue areas to organize people into social movements and to demonstrate, through communications, how everyday people create conditions that make life better for all of us, not just the elite few.
We are politicos, digital strategists, communications directors, researchers, social scientists, and program developers who are building narrative power and creating meaning for people by breaking down complex issues and systems through language and images.
RadComms is also creating new strategies and collaborations for social change communications as a field. With more than 600 members, we have access to a wealth of expertise across disciplines. Each month, we organize #RadSessions, peer-to-peer learning opportunities that range in topics from Podcasting 101 to Design for Communications and Philanthropy, too. We have created a community of practice by teaching each other and struggling with challenging concepts and ideas, with the goal of expanding our collective skills into service communities whose needs often go unmet by government.
As a cohort, we are committed to using innovation and collaboration to change the way people living in America think about, discuss, and act on immigrant justice, access to essential social services like cash assistance and universal basic income, and reproductive justice, among other justice-centered issues, to place power where it belongs: in the hands of the people.
Next, we are working to put you in touch with committed and talented communications professionals in your area who don’t choose between principles and strategy. In early 2019, we’ll launch a searchable database of communications strategists and other consultants who can help you, your organization, or your campaign do your best work.
Join us in our effort to create meaning through language, stories, and ideas that bring justice and democracy within reach.
2017 RadComms Unconvening
In 2017, RadComms had its first official gathering in San Diego. One hundred of our members came together to connect, learn from one another, and vision about the future of RadComms and public interest communications broadly. This report details what we did together. Read it here.
#RadComms17 | San Diego, CA | Nov 29- Dec 3, 2017 Kona Kai resort
Radical communicators network fiscal sponsponsorship
RadComms is fiscally sponsored by ReFrame Mentorship. ReFrame is building the next generation of strategic communicators in social justice. The annual intensive six-month leadership and skills development program supports economic, racial, and climate justice organizations and campaigns to integrate communications as a core strategy for social change.