At RadComms, we know stories and narratives have the power to open new political possibilities. The current president deployed an effective narrative during his campaign, which made way for today's right-wing agenda. That narrative is fueling the Wall Street takeover of our government, fanning the flames of white supremacy, and advancing a xenophobic and nationalistic worldview.
To better understand and to challenge the power of the divisive narrative at work today, RadComms first undertook an analysis that examined the elements of the opposition and the status quo, while providing suggestions through our work for how we can use our radical and inclusive messaging to make our narrative resonate more effectively with the communities in which we work. We're experimenting at the intersection of collective action and communications, and have just begun.
RadComms members are driving narrative and messaging strategies that encourage people to see all of their neighbors as integral members of their communities, deserving of love, respect, and opportunity.
Together, we will drive bold conversations about issues like race, transgender liberation, wealth distribution, and immigration.
Check out some of our collective work.
#RadSessions are hour-long, peer-to-peer learning sessions where we share what we know with other communicators all over the country. This mechanism allows us to learn relevant tools, get up to speed on framing and messaging about issues that intersect with our work, and innovate on strategies we are using to make the world more inclusive. This year's #RadSessions include podcasting for beginners, LGBTQ inclusiveness in your communications, Design for Comms, and more. To gain access to #RadSessions, join the network.
AMP: grassroots² is a new story-driven platform for fundraising and connection with grassroots activists and artists of color who are fighting for the world of our dreams. AMP is about the stories and voices behind people-powered change. Often, we hear about organizations and campaigns before we hear, if ever, about the people behind them. We want the voices and stories of community-rooted activists to be the engine for engagement because we know that the backbone of any social movement goes well beyond the organizations and leaders with name recognition.
RadComms Unconvening 2017
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.