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Working Narratives

We work with movements to tell great stories that inspire, activate and enliven our democracy. We believe that social movements thrive and win when they draw on participants’ personal experiences and local cultures. By telling stories—whether in the form of performance, radio, video, or other media—movements build power, envision new democratic possibilities, and change culture and policy. Our work is located at the intersection of arts, technology, and policy.

Highlander Research and Education Center

Highlander serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the South. Through popular education, participatory research and cultural work, we help create spaces — at Highlander and in local communities — where people gain knowledge, hope and courage, expanding their ideas of what is possible.

Alternate ROOTS

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in community, place, tradition or spirit. Alternate ROOTS calls for social and economic justice and is working to dismantle all forms of oppression – everywhere.

Appalshop

Appalshop is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary arts and education center in the heart of Appalachia producing original films, video, theater, music and spoken-word recordings, radio, photography, multimedia and books.

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition

The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition’s mission is to organize and maintain a diverse grassroots organization dedicated to the improvement and preservation of the environment through education, grassroots organizing and coalition building, leadership development and media outreach.

Concerned Citizens for Justice

Concerned Citizens for Justice (CCJ) was founded in 1982 in the wake of the Wadie Suttles case to address, publicize and protest police brutality in Chattanooga, TN. CCJ was reactivated in 2012 after the murder of Trayvon Martin by activists, students, union organizers in hopes of reenergizing the Black Liberation Movement in Chattanooga, TN.

Southerners on New Ground (SONG)

SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. We build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LBGTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities. SONG builds this movement through leadership development, intersectional analysis, and organizing.

Racial Justice Action Center

The Racial Justice Action Center is a multi-racial TLGBQ people of color led organization building the grassroots leadership and power of communities of color and low income communities in order to fight for- and win- political and social transformation in Georgia and the South. We engage in generative, holistic grassroots leadership development, savvy organizing and strategic policy advocacy rooted in deep political and historical analysis in order to advance our vision of a transformed society, where justice exists for all people.

New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ)

NOWCRJ is a national organization based out of New Orleans, that was founded shortly after Hurricane Katrina. Against the backdrop of a political economy that pitted communities of color against each other, a group of Black and immigrant workers came together to build a new freedom movement: multi-racial, committed to racial, gender, and immigrant rights, and dedicated to telling a new story about possibility in the Southern region of this country.