Subject: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] 11 AM Tues: story-based strategy at 16 Beaver
From: Michael Premo
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 14:38:30 -0400

Changing the Story and the #Occupy Meme: 
Workshop on Occupied Wall Street hosted by smartMeme

Facilitated by: smartMeme strategy & training project 
Tuesday October 18, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM 
Lunch provided to RSVPs: - subject line: RSVP
Donations graciously accepted, but not required...
16 Beaver St, Manhattan:

Goals of the workshop: 
- Model Share: Present smartMeme's model of narrative power analysis and story-based strategy 
- Analysis: Practice narrative thinking about the occupy meme and movement
- Dialogue: Open space for dialogue about deepening and developing narrative strategy
- Relationship Building & Networking: Have fun and build relationships

Who should come?
- smartMeme network folks 
- OWS folks 
- organizers, media makers, facilitators, strategists and story tellers who are part of the occupy movement and moment 

Draft Agenda: 
* Welcoming & getting grounded
* What is story-based strategy all about? 
* Reflection on the OWS narrative so far
* The Battle of the Story for Occupy
* Moving forward 

More Info:
The formal workshop will run from 11:30 to 2:30. 
We have the space from 11 - 3 for informal networking before and after. 
Lunch will be provided - please RSVP - subject line: RSVP

This is an impromptu workshop, hastily thrown together in the spirit of the emergent moment...sorry about short notice! We are also in need of a projector, if you've got one! 

Who is smartMeme/What is story-based strategy? 
SmartMeme is a national strategy center that offers social justice networks and organizations the analysis, training and strategic support to win the battle of ideas with narrative strategies. SmartMeme re-imagines methods to achieve fundamental social change with effective story-based approaches to framing that amplify the impact of grassroots organizing and challenge the underlying assumptions that shape the status quo. Story-based strategy is a method to link organizing & communications with the power of storytelling and to bring a narrative power analysis to the project of framing. Learn more at - or by reading our new book, Re:Imagining Change - How to Use Story-based Strategies to Win Campaigns, Build Movements, and Change the World (PM Press, 2010)
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101 tremont st, suite 812
boston, ma 02108
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