The goals of empowerment are enhance when people, or create or give a voice to, a collective narratives that sustains their own personal life story in positive ways. The process is reciprocal, such as many individuals, create, change, and sustain the group narrative.
“Awkward_NYC, or The New York City Map of Awkward Social interactions in Public Spaces, is a collaborative online map for reporting social accidents and small interpersonal traumas that occur unexpectedly in public spaces. The map pinpoints sites in the New York Metropolitan area where misunderstandings, outbursts, physical altercations, arguments between friends or strangers, and romantic spats or break-ups have occurred. These mishaps are characteristic of the human urban experience— they’re unsettling, often comic, strangely powerful mini-narratives and dramas that would otherwise go untold, but may linger in memory for months and years, as we move through the same urban landscapes, day in and day out.”
The Media, Activism and Participatory Politics Project.
Henry Jenkins (org.)
The Every Voice Engaged Foundation helps citizens, governments and non-profit organizations increase civic engagement and collaborate successfully on creating great quality of life.
Every day Active Voice helps filmmakers, funders and communities work together to start the conversations and relationships that lead to lasting, measurable change. Since our inception in 2001, Active Voice has built a diverse portfolio of story-based campaigns focusing on issues including immigration, criminal justice, healthcare and education.