DPI Convening
How Art and Culture Move Political Narratives
This breakout session from the 2021 DPI Annual Convening helped participants understand how culture creates and moves civic engagement narratives. Past findings were included, and new research on these organizing strategies was discussed.
Ohio Organizing Collaborative
Penn State University
Mississippi Short

Culture is a driving force in political engagement and is deeply impactful in communities of color and youth. It is essential that as we dive into narrative work that supports communities of color in building and leveraging their power, that we make sure that cultural organizing in partnership with artists and activists play a key role. This breakout will help develop an understanding of how culture creates and moves civic engagement narratives, include past findings, and discuss new research being developed on these organizing strategies.

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