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Continuing the Fight for LGBT Equality: A Conversation with Anastasia Khoo

Posted: May 11, 2016

As a big player in the movement for LGBT equality, the Human Rights Campaign has used all the tools they have to stop the recent anti-LGBT bills introduced across the south. From organizing celebrities and business leaders, to leading marches in the street, HRC is on the frontline of this movement. We talked with Anastasia Khoo, chief marketing officer for HRC and the brain behind many of their famous social media campaigns about this fight and what HRC is doing to win.

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Seven Minutes in Heaven with Scientist Troy Campbell

Posted: April 14, 2016

What happens when a science prodigy loves literature and people? Troy Campbell, the frank 2016 $10k research prize winner. We talked with Campbell about his research, winning the prize and what it was like to attend frank for the first time.

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This is Our Time: A Call to Troublemakers

Posted: March 24, 2016

frank2016 speaker and artist Ahmen calls on us to share the work we are doing to drive change for his new music video.

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Stump Speech: “School-to-Prison Pipeline”

Posted: March 3, 2016

In a new series, Sacha Evans, senior associate for Douglas Gould and Company, examines the language used in stump speeches on the campaign trail – how well it works, and who’s behind it.

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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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Digital communications aid a dying democracy in Latin America

Posted: December 17, 2015

For the first time in 17 years and 20 national elections, the Venezuelan opposition overwhelmingly won two thirds (112/167) of the National Assembly’s seats with a noticeable participation of 75% of voters on Sunday, December 6, 2015. The political event is not only, as The New York Times highlights, a rare victory, but also an example of how a political organization circumvented governmental media censorship and control with digital communications technologies.


5 Climate Communication Studies to Get You Ready for COP21

Posted: December 3, 2015

As the COP21 Paris negotiations on the climate wind up, the world waits to see whether our leaders will take the necessary steps to prevent catastrophic climate change. Climate advocates from around the globe have been taking – and continue to take – extraordinary steps to mobilize in hopes of pressuring political leaders to do the right thing. But regardless of the outcome of the Paris talks, the work on climate change will go on.


How To Win Faster: Learning from the women’s movement 95 years later

Posted: August 26, 2015

Today marks the 95th anniversary of the United States adoption of the 19th amendment that granted the women the right to vote. Some factions of the women's movement went on to advocate for women's rights to site on juries, an effort that took some 56 years. However some movements won more quickly than others. Research tells us why and gives us a lesson in how to win faster.


Grab A Cup Of Coffee And Watch A Great Talk

Posted: February 2, 2015

Introducing a new "frank talk" series featuring some of the memorable presentations from last year's gathering.


5 Rules for Constructive Outrage on Social Media

Posted: December 15, 2014

When you want to express outrage online, these tips can help you make your point constructively and increase the chances you'll be heard.