New Narratives Needed about Inequality

“If everything you know about a group is a collection of negative statistics, then there’s no way that you can tell the stories of people from that group—and stories are crucial to inspiring positive change,” said Trabian Shorters.

Shorters was speaking to a group of nearly 300 people had gathered at SSIR’s Frontiers of Social Innovation conference in May to discuss how best to address inequality.

Justine Drennan, in her article, Time for New Narratives on Inequality observes, “because stories are fundamentally about people—not institutions, data, or policies—they can encourage us to take a more holistic approach to addressing a person’s needs.”

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