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Season 2 Ep. 4 - Stories Are Our Currency for Change

By Monica Atkins, Bineshi Albert, Cristobal Laguna, Lenina Nadel, and Keenan Rhodes - Climate Justice Alliance, January 25, 2023

To be human is to tell stories and make meaning–through art, music, words, and creation. Just as some stories help to maintain the status quo, stories can also be the currency of change. When they compel us to question dominant narratives. When they bring us together in communion. When they heal us.

When they make a Just Transition future feel attainable. In this episode, you’ll hear from two of Climate Justice Alliance’s three co-executive directors, Bineshi Albert and Monica Atkins, who share the ways their art and storytelling intersect with their leadership and organizing.

Environmental justice and climate justice are inherently creative– against all odds, communities are building ways to tackle climate change and social injustices at the same time. You’ll also hear from Lenina Nadal and Cris Laguna from Center for Story-based Strategy on how to use narrative strategy for cultural organizing and building collective power.

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