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Telling a Proactive Story Messaging on Economic Opportunity In Challenging Times Learn how to counter inaccurate information by telling a new story about the American economy that offers real-world solutions for families facing insecurity. Guest speaker Elaine Mejia of The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will share how she helps ...
Californians on Criminal Justice: New Research and Findings On Sept. 12, we shared new public opinion research on criminal justice conducted in collaboration with the ACLU of California. This webinar reviews topline findings and insights from the research, which identified effective messages to bring unconvinced Californians into supporting ...
Disrupt The Disrupter: A Drop Everything Moment Alan Jenkins, president of The Opportunity Agenda, explains why this is the moment we need to take action by calling our senators to say "no" to Kavanaugh and any SCOTUS nomination by Trump.
Disrupt The Disrupter: How to Stop Kavanaugh and #SaveSCOTUS A visual explainer of our key strategies for disrupting the Kavanaugh nomination process and saving SCOTUS. For more info, visit: www.opportunityagenda.org/disrupt-scotus
Future Over Fear: Pop Culture Strategies at Your Fingertips On June 21, we explored the different ways that advocates, cultural strategists and influencers are using pop culture for social change.
This webinar dives into the world of pop culture strategies, spanning across Hollywood writers’ rooms, Harry Potter fandom, celebrity ...
Welcome the 2018 Communications Institute Fellows The 2018 Institute focused on The Power of Voice in a time when social justice leaders are being actively silenced. The Opportunity Agenda is proud to launch these voices into the discourse to reframe the debate for social justice in ...
Introducing Our 2017 Communications Institute Fellows From June 4 - 8, 2017, The Opportunity Agenda conducted its 8th annual Communications Institute, through which we train progressive leaders in social justice communications. This 2017 Institute focused on Countering the Fear-Based Narrative and paid particular attention to solutions ...
Future Over Fear: Affirmative Storytelling in a New Era On April 25 at 2 p.m. EST as we demonstrated how our Future Over Fear narrative pillars can counter and replace stories of exclusion and fear with inclusion and diversity.
We discussed messaging that can help move persuadable Americans to ...
Talking About Violence This memo holds guidance for engaging strategic audiences in conversations about how to address violence and those who have been accused of or convicted of violence in the U.S. The recommendations here emerge from a thought partnership between The Opportunity ...
The Opportunity Agenda at 10 The Opportunity Agenda is a social justice communication lab. We collaborate with leaders to move hearts and minds, driving lasting policy and culture change. We bring the inspirational voices of opportunity and possibility to social justice issues through communication expertise, ...
Afrofuturism over Fear: A Celebration and Discussion of Black Panther An event produced by the Opportunity Agenda including futurist comedian, writer, activist Baratunde Thurston, cultural strategist Bridgit Antoinette Evans and journalist and pop culture critic Charles Pulliam.
Future Over Fear: Redefining Sanctuary On Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. EST, as we began our Future Over Fear webinar series with a discussion about the current state of immigration policy, and the troubling threats posed against sanctuary jurisdictions and undocumented immigrants across the country.
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#TakeAKnee Sports has the power to make Creative Change in our society. We should our support for the movement Colin Kaepernick started and other NFL players continue to protest the extrajudicial killings of Black and brown people by the police. We ...
Communications to Protect Dreamers and Our Nations' Values Over the last several months, millions of activists, advocates, business leaders, and everyday people have shown enormous courage in fighting to maintain the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, demonstrating their commitment to our country’s values of dignity, human ...
The Power of POP The Opportunity Agenda released the Power of Pop report in 2017, which analyzed more than 40 randomly selected television shows from 2014 to 2016.
Many of our findings were not encouraging. Overall, we found that immigrants—despite making up 17 percent ...
The Portrayal of Migration on TV The Power of POP: Media Analysis of Representations of Immigrants in Popular TV Shows report shows that when immigration is not specifically referenced, the idea of migration on popular TV shows is shown as inherently dangerous.
Read more: http://bit.ly/2q6oZUS
Representations of Immigrants of Color on TV The Power of POP: Media Analysis of Representations of Immigrants in Popular TV Shows report uncovered that the majority of immigrants of color are portrayed as committing unlawful acts. These numbers include Latino, Muslim, and Black immigrants in particular.
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How Exotic The Power of Pop: Media Analysis of Representations of Immigrants in Popular TV Shows report found that European immigrants are overrepresented on popular television shows in comparison to immigrants of color.
How Do We End Poverty in the United States? How do we end poverty in the United States? Growing support for movements like the Fight for 15 show that Americans are ready to support economic policies that promote equal justice.
Read more in our report "Window of Opportunity II: ...
Public Opinion on Anti-Poverty Policies We are more concerned than ever about equal economic opportunity in the United States, but the public's satisfaction with anti-poverty policies is at a 15 year low.
Learn more at: https://opportunityagenda.org/explore/resources-publications/window-opportunity-ii
Telling an Affirmative Story We’re all faced with misleading, inaccurate, and untruthful statements about our issues. And we certainly can’t allow misinformation to go unchallenged. But the best way to counter false information is to tell our affirmative story in ways that overcome the ...
10 Lessons on Race, Racism, and Racial Justice As we strive to improve conversations about race, racism and racial justice in this country, the environment in which we’re speaking seems to be constantly shifting. Yet, these conversations are more important than ever. We’ve put together some advice on ...
5 Key Facts for Talking About Immigration Online in the Trump Era As we enter the half way point of Donald Trump’s first year as president, the ripple effects of the new Administration’s policies have been far reaching. From the Muslim travel ban, to attempts to dismantle women’s reproductive rights, healthcare, and ...
How to Talk About Immigration The immigration experience, one of moving from a familiar home to an uncertain future, is based on hope and opportunity. While recent attacks on immigrants and the concept are dispiriting, to say the least, they can’t defeat that hope and ...
10 Lessons for Criminal Justice Reform Now, more than ever, our criminal justice system must keep all communities safe, foster prevention and rehabilitation, and ensure fair and equal justice. But in too many places, and in too many ways, our system is falling short of that ...
Talk About Race and Poverty Americans strongly believe that opportunity should not be hindered by race, gender, ethnicity, or other aspects of who we are. However, much of the public is skeptical of the existence of racial discrimination in particular, and negative racial stereotypes about ...
Criminalization of Poverty Over 46 million people face economic obstacles that keep them living in poverty. And instead of increasing opportunities to succeed, our law too often funnels low-income people into the criminal justice system. Debtors’ prisons – the jailing of people for ...
How to Survive Difficult Holiday Conversations Candied yams aren’t the only thing getting sticky this holiday season.
Coming together to be with friends and family can be a wonderful time of reflection and enjoyment—but after such a contentious election and with so many people feeling so ...
VPSA: Value Problem Solution Action The Opportunity Agenda’s signature communications structure – Value, Problem, Solution, Action – guides the creation of values-based messages that motivate audiences to action.
Leading with VALUES creates broad points of agreement and shared goals that will resonate with nearly any ...
The Road Ahead for Social Justice: Lessons for Success in The Age of Trump In “Lessons for Success in the Age of Trump,” we reflected on social justice wins over the last year and discuss how they were achieved. We highlighted three specific campaigns that shifted the narrative forward: JustLeadershipUSA’s Close Rikers Campaign (speaker ...

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