Venue: Katzen Arts Center, American University

Day 1: March 1, 2019

8:00 to 9:00
Coffee + Registration

9:00 to 9:30
Welcome
Caty Borum Chattoo, Director, CMSI; Jen Humke, Program Officer, MacArthur Foundation

9:30 to 11:30
Civic Storytelling & Media Platforms
Guiding Question: Why and how are platforms in the converged media empowering civic storytelling and community activism? What media platforms are promising current and future tools, and how are you using them?

11:30 to 1:00
Lunch + Interactive Fishbowl
Convening participants are invited to step into the middle of an informal fishbowl, talk for a few minutes about their work, and listen to others.

1:00 to 3:00
Changing Images & Empowering Storytellers
Guiding Question: Why and how do images in the popular imagination matter for social justice? How do we change them?

3:00 to 3:30
Break + Shoutouts
We invite convening attendees to step up to the mic and announce themselves and their work, as a way to invite others to find them.

3:30 to 5:30
Hollywood Influence & Narrative Change
Guiding Question: Why and how do Hollywood narratives about social issues and communities matter? How is the portrait changing?

5:30 to 5:45
Day 1 Closing Remarks

5:45 to 7:00
Meet n’ Greet Reception

DAY 2: March 2, 2019

8:00 to 9:00
Coffee

9:00 to 9:15
Welcome

9:15 to 11:15
Stories Powering Civic Practice
Guiding Question: Why and how do nonfiction stories power civic practice while illuminating untold stories? What is the role of collaboration and partnerships?

11:15 to 11:30
Break + Shoutouts

11:30 to 1:30
Lunch + Fishbowl

1:30 to 2:00
Closing Remarks, Lessons Learned, Future Musings