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Welcome! We’re so happy you will be joining us at the 2017 Planet Forward Summit on April 6 and 7 on the George Washington University’s campus in Washington, D.C. Explore the schedule below, check out the inspiring panels we have planned and customize your own two-day schedule. 
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Thursday, April 6 • 3:20pm - 4:35pm
B117 - Thursday Breakout Session 2: The Power of Narratives to Inspire Social Change

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How do you construct a narrative to inspire social change? How does the media format play into your storytelling? Join a panel of experts sharing how they use narrative to encourage action.


Moderators
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Dr. Imani M. Cheers

Assistant Professor, George Washington University
Imani M. Cheers is an award winning multimedia producer and Assistant Professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C, which she joined in May 2013. Before joining the faculty at GWU, Cheers was director of educational resources and a multimedia producer for the PBS NewsHour, a producer/writer at Howard University Television and a multimedia producer at Newsweek.com. She received... Read More →

Speakers
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Erik Assadourian

Transforming Cultures Project, Senior Fellow & Director
Erik Assadourian is a Senior Fellow at the Worldwatch Institute, where he has studied cultural change, consumerism, sustainability education, economic degrowth, ecological ethics, corporate responsibility, and sustainable communities over the past 15 years. Erik has directed two editions of Vital Signs and five editions of State of the World, including the upcoming State of the World 2017. Erik also directs Worldwatch Institute’s... Read More →
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Rachael Baxter

Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Conscious Magazine
Craving a platform where she could tell the inspiring stories of true agents of change, and in doing so elevate the conscious culture conversation, Rachael Baxter co-founded CONSCIOUS Magazine with her sister, Elena Baxter. As the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Rachael develops stories featuring social entrepreneurs, community development, local to global initiatives, and more.” Rachael has spoken on Social Good at Harvard’s... Read More →
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Dr. Wilma Mosley Clopton

Filmmaker, NMHS Unlimited Film Productions
Dr. Wilma E. Mosley Clopton, Ph.D.  is a Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society graduate of St. Louis University.  She is a writer, producer, director, author, world traveler, wife, mother, grandmother, a Mississippi native and only daughter of the late Drs. Charles C. and Jessie Bryant Mosley.  As the creator of NMHS Unlimited Film Productions she is dedicated to highlighting the continued significant contributions of... Read More →
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Jenny Rogers

Associate Editor, Nature Conservancy magazine
Jenny Rogers is an editor at Nature Conservancy magazine — the membership publication of The Nature Conservancy — and a writer for the organization’s science blog Cool Green Science. She serves as the editor of the front and back of the magazine and a science writer throughout. Before coming to The Nature Conservancy, she wrote about higher education for The Chronicle of Higher Education and aircraft maintenance for Aviation... Read More →


Thursday April 6, 2017 3:20pm - 4:35pm
District House 2121 H St NW