From:   DMS <>
Sent time:   Monday, October 17, 2011 5:11:50 PM
Subject:   Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] 11 AM Tues: story-based strategy at 16 Beaver

This does sound awesome and wish I could attend. I hoe some general notes can be emailed or posted so this photographer can get an idea of some of the decisions.

Thanks for your time


On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 4:54 PM, Renée Renata Bergan <> wrote:
I have a commitment at noon in brooklyn, so can't attend.  Pls send notes.

Was there a media mtg this am and if so, can those notes be sent?
Renée Renata Bergan

On Oct 17, 2011, at 4:49 PM, Abraham Heisler wrote:

This looks awesome and absolutely necessary! I will definitely be
there. I'd like to urge other media people to go as well. This is
vital for figuring out our messaging.

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 2:38 PM, Michael Premo <> wrote:

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
- 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:
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)
Check out our site:
Anti-Oppression Principles:
(617) 249-4159
101 tremont st, suite 812
boston, ma 02108
"Whatever you can imagine is real.."
-Pablo Picasso