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Stirring up the Riff Raff: An Interview with Alynda Segarra

Posted: February 25, 2016

We had the chance to speak with Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff on identity politics, overcoming one’s fears and insecurities, as well as the importance of alleviating pain through art.


5 Black Artists Driving Change that You Need to Know

Posted: February 11, 2016

Art provides a unique engine for driving social change. In it's various forms, art can foster empathy through storytelling and provide a face for various issues. From poetry to visual art to music, art can reach new audiences in ways that touch their lives, give them hope and inspire them to take action. So, here are five black artists you need to know.

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Why We’re Building Changeville

Posted: January 5, 2016

This year’s Changeville is just the beginning of what we hope will become a vibrant creative community among those using their art and storytelling abilities to drive change, while also creating a shared destination for those who create and appreciate this kind of work. Read more about what we are building.

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Using Documentary Photography to Drive Change: An interview with Charlotte Kesl

Posted: October 22, 2015

We sit down with Charlotte Kesl, Communications Manger for Project Cordillera, a social enterprise that offers expeditions in the Andes while supporting mountain communities, and Instructor for Momenta Workshops, a photography company that specializes in training photographers in documentary storytelling. Kesl talks with us about her work as a development and documentary photographer, and how to use photography to drive change.


4 frank talks on the practice of storytelling

Posted: October 15, 2015

Well-told stories – in the right formats – can move people to action on important social issues. In this frank playlist, we have gathered the talks of several expert practitioners who share their tips for telling compelling stories well.


How We’re “Counting” on Documentaries: Three Questions for Social Change Filmmakers

Posted: June 25, 2015

Read on to learn how social change filmmakers and social change funders can start speaking the same language to build a movement.