Counter Narratives – Introduction

Introduction


What does a ‘Counter Narrative’ do?

It:

  • OPENS DIALOGUE
  • INCREASES COMMUNITY RESILIENCE
  • EXPLORES DIFFICULT ISSUES
  • CHALLENGES NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES
The Campaign, funded by the BSBT programme, aims to facilitate those who have undergone marginalisation and erasure from the mainstream narrative, with the resources to articulate their experiences.
Their voices are heard, their struggle is recognized, their presence is realized.
Stage Three of the project included a series of innovation labs brought together activists, community workers,
academics, creatives and social media specialists to discuss and explore ways of presenting
alternative narratives, supported by ‘community philosophy’ techniques. (Winter 2017/Spring 2018)
These workshops have encouraged marginalized community groups to construct their own narratives and become their own storytellers.
Their stories can be viewed here.
Resources for this campaign can be viewed here.

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