frank 2015

#frank2015 is over. It was great to see you all in Gainesville.

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Finds

Here’s where you’ll find a curated collection of headlines and links to great content from the interwebs that we thought you might love, too. Found something great? Send it to us and we’ll feature it.

#WeStandWithWDBJ

Journalists Pay Tribute to of the WDBJ Shooting

Journalists Pay Tribute to of the WDBJ Shooting

#WeStandWithWDBJ Becomes Rallying Cry as Journalists Pay Tribute to Victims of the WDBJ7 Shooting. journalists from across the nation have taken to social media in a show of solidarity, paying tribute to their fallen comrades.

    

Re-inventing The American Diet

A Master of His Craft

A Master of His Craft

Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio has issued his verdict: We need safer, healthier food right now—and everyone deserves a place at the table.

    

Reassessing What Works

Are graphic warning labels effective at keeping people from buying cigarettes?

Are graphic warning labels effective at keeping people from buying cigarettes?

Graphic warning labels are perhaps the most recognized anti-smoking strategy deployed by anti-tobacco initiatives, which claim that the visual impact forces smokers to face the truth about their habit. But, do the graphic warning labels really work? How effective have they been?

    

4th Wave Feminism Is Here

It’s about time young women get credit for their feminism

It’s about time young women get credit for their feminism

The idea that young people are politically apathetic on feminist issues has always been a myth, of course, but today only the most out-of-touch person could claim as much. A new generation of young feminists who came of age online are tremendously more informed than their internet-less predecessors.

    

What's frank?

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How To Win Faster: Learning from the women’s movement 95 years later

How To Win Faster: Learning from the women’s movement 95 years later

Today marks the 95th anniversary of the United States adoption of the 19th amendment that granted the women the right to vote. Some factions of the women’s movement went on to advocate for women’s rights to site on juries, an effort that took some 56 years. However some movements won more quickly than others. Research tells us why and gives us a lesson in how to win faster.

And…ACTION: Saving the World One Guilty Pleasure at a Time

And…ACTION: Saving the World One Guilty Pleasure at a Time

We all know the influential power of media and storytelling, but And…Action- a new project of Spitfire Strategies that connects film and TV stories on important issues with nonprofits working on similar issues- are using the duo strategically to drive change.

6 Ways To Use Emotion In Your Campaigns, According To Research

6 Ways To Use Emotion In Your Campaigns, According To Research

Over the last year we’ve compiled a variety of studies for frankology that show different ways emotions can be used to support change efforts. Check out these 6 findings on ways to use emotion in your work.

Clips

In this section, you’ll find videos featuring everyone who’s spoken at frank, the annual gathering for social change communicators in Gainesville, plus more great content from the frank community.

Andy Burness: Tchochkes, Ungulates, and the Lotto
Andy Burness: Tchochkes, Ungulates, and the Lotto
Mark Little: You Say You Want a (Storytelling) Revolution
Mark Little: You Say You Want a (Storytelling) Revolution
Yoo-Jin Kang: beyond statistics into the human stories
Yoo-Jin Kang: beyond statistics into the human stories
Sarah Bleich: A Bottle of Soda Will Cost You Five Miles
Sarah Bleich: A Bottle of Soda Will Cost You Five Miles
David Sleeth-Keppler: Getting Informal on Climate Change
David Sleeth-Keppler: Getting Informal on Climate Change
Corey Zouza: Cultural Change Through Art
Corey Zouza: Cultural Change Through Art

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