Disrupting the Narrative: The Power of the Story

How do you change the narrative of a continent that has been entrenched in people’s minds for hundreds of years? The story of Africa is one that is often told by outsiders through frames that no longer serve this dynamic and evolving continent. Storytelling is a powerful way to shift narratives, engage philanthropy, help us understand why we should care, and inspire us to act.

Moky Makura is passionate about storytelling and equally who is telling them. As Executive Director of Africa No Filter, an innovative new donor collaborative initiative that seeks to change the narrative about and within Africa to one that is more nuanced, authentic, and locally driven, Moky works with researchers, the media, and artists to interrogate African narratives, and empower storytellers and platforms to create more authentic narratives.

Moderated by Shaheen Kassim-Lakha, this Fireside Chat will give you a better understanding of why disrupting the narrative through storytelling helps philanthropy make a more positive, lasting, and meaningful impact for everyone.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 2:50pm to 3:30pm
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