Changing The Narratives is an independent research-oriented advocacy initiative whose mission is to transform lives in our the world. By changing the narratives, information can be turned upside down. And solution-oriented information can be explored that is useful for social change advocacy in our communities.
"Cognitive psychology has shown that the mind best understands facts when they are woven into a conceptual fabric, such as a narrative, mental map, or intuitive theory. Disconnected facts in the mind are like unlinked pages on the Web: They might as well not exist."
--- Steven Pinker
As public policy entrepreneurs, creating a narrative on issues important to social change agents is the framework for this open-platform infrastructure. Many dialogues can lead to the initiation of solution-oriented projects to address the social, economic and political needs in our local communities, across our nation and across the globe.
Tackling some of our most deepest social, economic and political issues and turning them on their heads is the backbone of this initiative.
The findings are marketed to our primary audiences: the general public, individuals, families, government agencies, public/private organizations, members of Congress, key congressional staff members, policymakers in the executive branch, news media outlets, and the academic and policy-driven communities.
Including these same individual & entities within our international community.
People feel they could be doing more for social change. And that more can be done. People want to be a part of something great. Something inspiring.
The opportunities to play a key role in social change initiatives are increasing daily. From our ever-changing technological environments to our increasing access to more relevant information & data.
Information and knowledge is most effective when it's useful. And serves the common good.
This blog's vision is to become a premier advocacy initiative for transformative social change that spans the globe. From rural communities in the United States to large metropolitan cities in Europe & China.
To set an elite standard for social change and advocacy. Push the boundaries. Change the narrative. Disrupt the status quo. Think the impossible. Turn visions into realities.
Social change is contagious. Research is rigorous. Advocacy is imperative. And they're all crucial elements as we transform our world.
Join the platform.