Acorn Center for Restoration and freedomThe Abundance Mindset: More is MoreBLKTrans*+ Whole is an IGTV gathering place for storytelling and practice featuring Black Trans* healing, arts and spiritual justice practitioners.Too often “single storied” (a term created by Chimamanda Adichie) BLKTrans* aim to present the lives...

harness, the league, Illuminative & center for Cultural PowerThe Abundance Mindset: More is MoreCulture Surge is a broad coalition of change makers working together in this vital moment for the survival of historically marginalized communities, American democracy, and a vision of a shared future. Co-founded...

A2 ProductionsThe Abundance Mindset: More is MoreA thrilling new dance track, “FIERCE" is an homage to the trans community.  Released in January and produced by Grammy-nominated Anthony Preston, this song features artists Ultra Nate and Mila Jam. The soon-to-be-released music video will feature a trans...

Moore & AssociatesThe Abundance Mindset: More is MoreThe Essential Campaign micro-videos are aimed at contributing to a more expansive and imaginative concept of “belonging” in America, while shifting from the margins to the mainstream policies that address injustices faced by essential workers. Each short, executive...

IlluminativeThe Upstanders Mindset: The Time to Step Into the Fight for Justice is NowAmericans are engaging in a conversation about systemic racism and are pushing themselves to reimagine an America rooted in true equity. This unprecedented opportunity allowed IllumiNative to partner with a larger coalition...

ARRAYThe Upstanders Mindset: The Time to Step Into the Fight for Justice is NowThe ARRAY Law Enforcement Accountability Project (ARRAY LEAP) developed by writer, director, and producer Ava DuVernay and founded by Array Alliance, is a propulsive fund dedicated to empowering activists as they pursue...

Into ActionThe Upstanders Mindset: The Time to Step Into the Fight for Justice is NowInto Action created and distributed GIFs throughout the 2020 campaign that cultivated people's instincts to "Cry No" against injustice, engaging with multiple organizations to distribute pieces of content that covered a...

Sozo ImpactThe Upstanders Mindset: The Time to Step Into the Fight for Justice is NowInspired by Black equestrian activist and owner of Mulatto Meadows, Brianna Noble, whose iconic image went viral after she rode her horse through the streets of Oakland during the 2020 Black...

Guild of Future ArchitectsThe Upstanders Mindset: The Time to Step Into the Fight for Justice is Now"Traveling the Interstitium with Octavia Butler" is an interactive WebXR experience created by five groundbreaking Black artists: Stephanie Dinkins, Yance Ford, Terence Nance, Sophia Nahli Allison, and Idris Brewster....

aMplifierThe Seekers Mindset: Embracing Difference Is the AnswerAmplifier, the design lab behind the "We The People" campaign that circled the globe during the 2017 Women's March, released AMPLIFIER AR, an activist-driven augmented reality platform that is now available for free download worldwide. The Amplifier AR...

Define AmericanThe Seekers Mindset: Embracing Difference Is the AnswerTo combat the most common misconceptions about immigration spread by the far right on YouTube, Define American teamed up with four influencers to create a series of explainer videos focused on four different major narratives, with the...

Frontline Election DefendersThe Abundance Mindset: More is MoreIn this special early voting and election day action, the Frontline Election Defenders (Working Families Party and Movement 4 Black Lives) created Joy to the Polls. In partnership with Live Nation, they organized artists, DJs and musicians (including...

She Se PuedeThe Seekers Mindset: Embracing Difference Is the AnswerFrom October 19-23, 2020, She Se Puede—a coalition of prominent Latina activists that includes Carmen Perez, Mónica Ramírez, and Stephanie Valencia, in partnership with artists such as America Ferrera and Eva Longoria—held "The Latinas Make A...

Starfish AcceleratorThe Upstanders Mindset: The Time to Step Into the Fight for Justice is NowStarfish Accelerator incubated "Laying Flowers.:.Setting Fires", a short film by poet Amir Sulaiman and produced in collaboration with Michael Fernandez (Black Is King and The Burial of Kojo), is a poem, a...

Starfish ACCELERATOR The Seekers Mindset: Embracing Difference Is the Answer Starfish Accelerator incubated "God Bless the Promise Land" (GBPL), an immersive experience that explores the ideas of black woman martyrdom, "Rest as Resistance" (as coined and researched by The Nap Ministry) and vulnerability. GBPL is part of...

People's ActionThe Seekers Mindset: Embracing Difference Is the Answer"To See Each Other" is a documentary podcast series, launched in September 2020, that complicates the narrative about rural Americans in our most misunderstood communities. Executive Director of People's Action, host George Goehl travels to Michigan, Iowa,...

Revolutionary Love Project, The Soze Foundation, AmpliferThe Abundance Mindset: More is MoreThe People’s Inauguration was a virtual experience to celebrate what is possible for our country; taking place on January 21, 2021, the day after the Presidential inauguration. Created by Valarie Kaur of the The Revolutionary...

Pluralist VisionariesNew World ArchitectsAlicia Garza is an innovator, strategist, and organizer. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, founder and principal of the Black Futures Lab, the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and the...

Pluralist VisionariesMovement ArtistsAs a transgender rights activist, artist, community organizer, speaker, and writer, Elle Hearns is best-known for her work as a co-founding member of the Black Lives Matter Network and organizer of the first-ever National Day of Action for Black Trans Women, in 2015....

Pluralist Visionaries New World Architects Imara Jones is an award-winning content creator and journalist with nearly two decades of experience at the intersection of media, journalism, and social change. She has been featured regularly in a number of leading news outlets such as The Guardian, The Nation,...

Pluralist VisionariesMovement ArtistsPaola Mendoza is a film director, activist, author, and artist. She is a co-founder of The Women’s March and served as its Artistic Director. She was a leading participant in the New York Times best-seller Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the...

Pluralist VisionariesCultural StorytellersZahra Noorbakhsh is a feminist Muslim, Iranian-American comedian, writer, and podcaster. Her podcast #GoodMuslimBadMuslim was deemed a “must listen” by O, The Oprah Magazine, and her writing has been featured in The New York Times and on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross....

Center for Media & Social Impact, American UniversityThe Abundance Mindset: More is MoreComedy, when developed properly, can aid and accelerate social justice. Using the Comedy Think Tank model developed and activated in partnership with groups such as Color Of Change, IllumiNative, Define American, Caring Across...

13ExpThe Abundance Mindset: More is MoreNationX is an immersive storyworld project centered on a fictional society established in 1325, when a fleet of African traders sailing across the Atlantic goes off course. This storyworld features brujxs, a fast food worker underground, and nomadic DJ's who...

Pen AmericaThe Abundance Mindset: More is MoreIn the Fall of 2020, PEN America commissioned various writers to speak directly to voters around the country in advance of the November election. Published in The Guardian and as an audio essay on WYNC, journalist Jean Guerrero penned,...

The Soze FoundationThe Abundance Mindset: More is MoreThe three-day Becoming America Festival virtual experience was created to inspire and engage young people to vote. Inspired by the joy and community of music festivals, the impact of thought conferences, the passion of social movements, and the...

Center for Cultural PowerThe Abundance Mindset: More is MoreThe Center for Cultural Power’s Movement to the Ballot Box art series harnessed the power of artists to inspire new ideas and make the future we want feel possible, tangible, and inevitable. For 10 weeks leading up...

Offsides ProductionsThe Upstanders Mindset: The Time to Step Into the Fight for Justice is NowThis digital comedy short, conceived by Craig Robinson (The Office) and Adam Mansbach (Go the F*ck to Sleep), announces a new emergency number, just for white people, because they can't be...

Pluralist Visionaries New World Architects Eric K. Ward is a nationally recognized expert on the relationship between authoritarian movements, hate violence, and preserving inclusive democracy. In his 30+-year civil rights career, he has worked with community groups, government and business leaders, human rights advocates, and philanthropy as...

Open Television is a non-profit platform for intersectional television. ...

Supporting a new community of entertainment and BIPOC gender justice leaders to support new collaborations and narrative change opportunities....

Empowering underrepresented television writers to transform the industry into one in which all writers and all stories can thrive....

Launching the Creative Change Innovation Fellowship for leading-edge storytellers to develop culture change projects....

Developing the series Damaged Goods to further discussion about the representation of black sex and intimacy on TV....

Activating entertainment industry leaders and influencers in support of Hollywood 4 Black Lives campaign....

Accelerating the work of Black creatives to become social entrepreneurs for narrative and community impact....

Encouraging diverse, authentic, and accurate portrayals of people with disabilities in entertainment....

Creating bold, cinematic content that sparks the radical imagination for social change....

Lifting up diverse comedy writers and performers through a competitive incubation lab and pitch program....

2020 laid America bare. With the most consequential election of our lifetimes, the raging COVID-19 pandemic, and protests around the nation in support of Black lives, the events of the past year exposed a tug-of-war between pluralist belonging and nationalist exclusion—a conflict that has raged...

When Emmy- and Peabody-winning journalist Imara Jones called for a “reimagination and an expansion of Blackness” in Time Magazine’s recent issue featuring voices of the “New American Revolution,” she did so with the goal of shifting the current culture of hostility towards transgender people in...

It was a Saturday in November at an early voting location in Southwest Philadelphia when the singing began. A group of singers wearing all white performed on top of a flatbed truck decorated with flowers and streamers, with “JOY” painted in rainbow letters on the...

Break the RoomThe Seekers Mindset: Embracing Difference Is the AnswerThe Becoming America Anthology series is a digital short anthology series comprised of three stories from three different writers rooms located across the country (Los Angeles, Chicago, and Durham, NC) that explore the humanity of life...

Global CitizenThe Abundance Mindset: More is MoreGlobal Citizen, in partnership with producing partner Harness, developed the nationwide television and digital broadcast special "Every Vote Counts—A Celebration of Democracy," which aired on CBS and on a range of streaming platforms on October 29, 2020. The special...

Pluralist VisionariesNew World ArchitectsAi-jen Poo is a labor leader, award-winning organizer, author, and a leading voice in the women’s movement. She is the Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Director of Caring Across Generations, Co-Founder of SuperMajority and a Trustee of the Ford...

Developing a creative and learning guide based the impact campaign designed around the award winning documentary Crip Camp...

Offsides ProductionsThe Upstanders Mindset: The Time to Step Into the Fight for Justice is NowReleased for July 4th weekend, starring Hamilton star Daveed Diggs, and in partnership with the Movement for Black Lives, Offsides Production's video provocatively explores the question: What does the Fourth of...

A FASHION VOID FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES… “Today there are more clothing options designed for pets than there are for people with disabilities.” —Disability Fashion Stylist, Stephanie Thomas, Cur8able “I can still be stylish and not look like I just came out of a hospital, because that’s what...

Pop Culture Collaborative Launches Becoming America Fund, supporting artists and activists to build public imagination around our collective future  Initial $3.5 million will support artists, entertainers, and activists in creating change-inspiring pop culture content for this once-in-a-generation moment; first round of grantees announced Press Contact: Prerana Swami prerana@ellecomm.com July 28,...

Our collective survival depends not on making our nation a little bit better, but on building a deep, emotional yearning in millions of people to create something new in America: a just and pluralist society. How can the pop culture for social change field help millions...

Transforming Patrisse Cullors' best-selling memoir "When They Call You a Terrorist" into a television series...

Developing a field-wide impact learning system for the pop culture for social change field...

Activating the Latinx House at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival...

Building robust social justice partnerships with Emmy-winning "United Shades of America"...

Activating the Macro Lodge at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival...

Supporting Middle Eastern artists to control the narratives about their own cultures...

Revolutionizing the way television and the arts are developed through an artist-centered and community-based approach...

Unearthing how and why rural communities have formed their beliefs about immigration...

Organizing artists, activists and entertainment leaders to use the power of storytelling to imagine and co-create a more equitable and just world....

Supporting the development and activation of an accelerator for mid-career culture change artists in entertainment...

Assisting artists and activists who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic...

Assisting writers financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic...

Assisting pop culture artists who have been deeply financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic and support for Disruptors Fellowship...

Assisting Creative Change Community members who have been financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic...

FOUR NON-PROFITS, WITH SUPPORT OF THE POP CULTURE COLLABORATIVE, RESPOND TO COVID-19 WITH FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR ARTISTS, ACTIVISTS, ORGANIZERS AND CULTURAL  STRATEGISTS  Press Contact: Prerana Swami prerana@ellecomm.com April 7, 2020 — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its financial impact, four non-profits are launching or expanding existing funds, with...

Testing targeted activation of LatinX and LGBTQ+ audiences...

Depicting the grief of separating mother and child on the anniversary of the zero-tolerance family separation policy ...

Organizing stakeholders to design a long-term narrative strategy for the American Muslim community...

Convening artists and cultural strategists to build a rapid response narrative infrastructure...

Testing innovative storytelling technologies for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community...

Studying pop culture fandoms to understand how pluralistic behaviors show up in society...

Convening artists and cultural strategists to build a rapid response narrative infrastructure...

Bringing the story of Black trans women to mass audiences...

Reshaping Native narratives in pop culture...

Advancing authentic, accurate, and equitable narratives in television and film...

Centering women of color leadership in 2020 and beyond...

Creating a talent pipelines for formerly incarcerated storytellers...

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