Story Movements 2019

Story Movements 2019

Story Movements: March 1 & 2, 2019

Katzen Arts Center, American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Registration Required:

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The Center for Media & Social Impact is thrilled to announce the registration for Story Movements, our convening focused on media, storytelling and social justice. This is the re-launch of our successful Media That Matters conference that brought together filmmakers, activists, scholars, communicators, and others engaged in media and social change for more than a decade.

Click here to know more about the exciting lineup of speakers and the agenda for the convening here. 

What is Story Movements?

Story Movements is a catalytic two-day convening that examines platforms and genres of civic media storytelling through the lens of social justice and social inequality. From documentary film to investigative journalism to virtual reality to community-shaped storytelling activism, the convening examines and captures the current and future-looking moment in story-led demands for social change. Through panels and discussions, the convening looks through the lens of contemporary themes of social inequality and injustice to ask and answer:

What works? How can genres of civic, justice-oriented storytelling work with one another?

The convening responds to the vitality of the moment in civic media platforms and stories, as well as the urgency of social justice and inequality, from racial injustice to gender-based violence to poverty and more. Story Movements is supported by our presenting funder, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.