Meeting Archive:
Research Methodologies for Narrative Change Practice

Meeting Description:

Narrative Initiative partnered with Spitfire Strategies to explore the current state of narrative research by interviewing leading narrative change practitioners who use a range of research approaches, tools, and methodologies.

Our goal was to develop an accessible and useful resource for the field. NI sought preliminary maps of existing actors and examples in narrative change research to render these resources more accessible to all in this broad and emergent field. We further sought to surface the needs of the field and to identify potential pathways towards greater coherence and collaboration.

In this webinar, we will explore the themes and limitations of this landscaping project, opportunities for further collaboration, and increased field capacity for narrative change research. We will start with a brief presentation and dialogue moving to Q&A.

Date: Wed, Oct 9, 2019
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Narrative Initiative
 Presenter Information
Márquez Rhyne
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Márquez (they/them) is an expert in the strategic use of art and culture to shift policies and practices fostering justice and equity. Working in various social change arenas including race, labor, immigration, and health, they accomplish much of this through leadership and organizational development using popular education and other creative modalities. Márquez is a program manager at Narrative Initiative.

Rachel Weidinger
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Rachel (she/they) is an artist, researcher, and organizer using all three of those lenses to illustrate what is possible and to build patterns for broad, mutual survival. Rachel is the program director at Narrative Initiative.

Mark Dessauer
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Mark (he/him) is currently building learning and capacity building tools and training for organizations and providing strategic communication for clients as the vice president of Spitfire Strategies.

Inga Skippings
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Inga, Senior Vice President at Spitfire Strategies, believes in the power of storytelling to inspire ordinary people to transform the world in extraordinary ways. Inga has more than twenty years of experience helping to make that happen.

Before joining Spitfire, Inga spent 14 years at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), including as the first Black woman chief of staff of the 2-million-member worker organization. Inga also led SEIU’s communications department with the goal of magnifying the voices of working people to drive change on the range of issues that matter in their lives – from health care, to the Fight for $15 and a union, to criminal justice reform and more.