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Pt. 2: Narrative Power and Collective Action: Conversations with people working to change narratives for social good

by Oxfam Policy & Practice

Published | October 2020

Building narratives


"Narrative Power and Collective Action" is a compilation of conversations with people working to change narratives for social good. It provides valueable insight into the impact of narratives in the social context.

Why read

The conversations share practical tips about lived experiences with narrative building in order to protect and open civic space.


The compiled conversations with over 20 collaborators from across the world share their knowledge, ideas, tips, and tactics from their lived experience on narratives.

Deeply held ‘truths’ are coming undone at the seams. As movements across the globe are challenging ‘normal’, more and more people are looking for new narratives. Narratives are a form a power, made up of many stories, not always written, made up of online content, offline conversations. We can reinforce or reshape narratives every day. See how these creative minds and active souls are finding new ways to imagine alternative futures and bring them to life by owning who they are, speaking up, through storytelling and collective action.

Learn and get inspired by the new wave of narrative creators, movers and shakers in Narrative Power Collective Action Vol II. As an anthology of perspectives this knowledge offering is one way to amplify different and diverse ways of knowing and doing narratives. From journalism to ARTivism, documentary film to data activism, self-advocates and funders, we add more perspectives to the mix in Vol II. In this collaborative project each person has contributed their recipes, their insights and experiences, flavoured with their own special narrative seasoning.

The document is available in English, Spanish and French.


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