New Water Hub Communications Associate Briget Arndell shares her journey and connection to environmental justice work.
Survival Media Agency and Resource Media join the Water Hub for an “Ask Me Anything” discussion about how to create and source images ethically as cause communicators.
New Water Hub Communications Associate Sade Moore shares her experiences and passions for environmental justice and storytelling. What’s your name, pronouns, and title? Sade Moore, She/Her/Hers, Communications Associate Where do you call home? Richmond, Virginia What brought you to this work and why does water matter to you? I’m a city girl who wasn’t always passionate [...]Continue Reading
Rising Voices is a column the Water Hub pens for Maven’s Notebook listening to advocates and organizers in California talk about water issues impacting local communities. This month, as we’ve seen as extreme heat radiates across the West, we checked in with Pacoima Beautiful’s policy director, Andres Ramirez, and lead project planner, Dora Frietze-Armenta, to talk [...]Continue Reading
Last year, our team set out to pilot a small digital grants program for groups working in the Los Angeles area. The goal of the program was to help groups ramp up digital organizing at a time when the COVID-19 crisis had constrained traditional tactics like canvassing, rallies, lobby days, and more. We hoped this funding would be [...]Continue Reading
I was drawn to work in communications because I love words–– there are so many, and such a variety! Over the past 15 years, I’ve learned a lot about messaging environmental and social issues in a way that is both powerful and accessible. But I still have a lot to learn about imagery. We all do, [...]Continue Reading
Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) community organizers, movement leaders, grassroots staff–– have you ever felt like you weren't being heard in interviews, or wondered how to approach a reporter who misrepresented your issues? Whether the media has ever made you feel tone policed, erased, or that your community’s experience wasn’t being authentically reflected, [...]Continue Reading
More people than ever before are turning to social media and TV for news, scrolling and channel surfing to get the gist of the day’s top stories. In this short attention span world, we have to draw people in with bite-sized content that packs a punch. That’s where soundbites come in: they’re short and striking, designed to [...]Continue Reading
The pandemic has changed the way many nonprofits are doing communications and outreach. Meeting on Zoom and video has become more the norm as we increasingly rely on social media to get our message out. But comms folks aren't the only ones on camera. People on the frontlines, including community members and program staff, are increasingly [...]Continue Reading
In my 10+ years of work on water, I've seen a steady increase in the amount of attention this vital resource receives in the press and in politics. This is partly driven by crises like Flint and Winter Storm Uri, but we wouldn't see the current level of awareness without organizing from every corner of the [...]Continue Reading