Framing Our Common Vision

Workshop Information
Event Date: 
Fri, 06/25/2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Event Location: 
Woodward Academy: 1469
Full Description: 

This workshop will show activists how to tell their own stories to mainstream audiences by using widely familiar American political language. For example, if we want to talk about fairness, we say we want everyone to play by the rules (a common American sports metaphor). We can use this kind of language with complete integrity, because all we are doing is translating our own message into the mainstream political language of the U.S. In the workshop, we'll practice by working to develop language for a message that could carry the common vision of the 2010 U.S. Social Forum into the mainstream media.

Organizer Name: 
Susan C. Strong
Organizer Email: 
metaphorproject@earthlink.net
First Sponsoring Organization Name: 
The Metaphor Project
Language(s): 
English
Tracks: 
To the Left: building a movement for social justice: intersections and alliances across race, class, gender, sexuality, age, ability…
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