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In Case You Missed It: NCG Members Making News

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02/06/2012
With January now behind us, surely we’ve all caught up on the e-mail that was waiting for us after the winter holiday. And just in case some items fell below your radar, here’s a round up of NCG members who were recently in the news and making some...
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Pixar in a Box: The Art of Storytelling

There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar. The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create world-class movies with gripping narrative alongside stunning visuals. Now, Pixar is helping others learn the secrets of great storytelling – for free, in partnership with online education provider Khan Academy.
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Toward New Gravity: Charting a Course for the Narrative Initiative

The field of narrative change is both emerging and eternal. From mythology to marketing, the human impulse – no, necessity – to make sense of the world, to justify values and bolster beliefs, is innate and immutable. We build, inherit and rely on schematic shortcuts for our own cognitive comprehension and physical survival. We learn codes and internalize signals meant to protect us: which colors and sounds represent safety or danger, whose authority we trust or reject, whose lives and dreams matter. Humans, as pattern-seeking social creatures, assemble collections of mutually-reinforcing...
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Resources for From Me to We

How do we move a cross-racial set of voters toward believing in and fighting for racial and economic justice? How can narrative change bring us closer to advancing shared opportunity and prosperity for all Californians? Nationally-recognized researcher and communications strategist Anat Shenker-Osorio has reframed the debate, leading to progressive victories on a wide range of issues from clean energy to criminal justice reform. Join us for this special session to hear findings from the empirically tested Race Class Narrative and how it’s been applied to win social justice victories across...

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