Democracy Narratives and Sacred Values

May 05, 2021

MAY 5, 2021 | 2:00PM – 3:00PM EDT

Democracy Narratives and Sacred Values

Narrative engagement has become an essential competency for all social change leaders. What is the essence of the stories that underpin how we and others are making sense of the issues we care about? And how can we communicate more effectively about our values, and incorporate others’ values to galvanize collective action for change? While democracy is alarmingly under threat around the world and in the U.S., many activists are urgently re-thinking the narrative strategies we should be deploying to build broader constituencies and powerful, winning movements for inclusive and pluralistic democratic societies. Join us for a discussion of both the theory and practice that can help us re-think these democracy narratives, and how we might draw upon sacred values (our own and others) to identify and align around effective democracy narratives.

The Horizons Project, together with Over Zero, Beyond Conflict, and the Hudson Institute will share recent research, practice and insights to help lead this discussion.