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The 2022 Media Impact Forum: Stories for Justice

Hosting Organization: 
Media Impact Funders
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
9:00am - 6:00pm EDT
National Geographic Society | Washington, D.C.
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Storytelling can make injustice more visible and more visceral, and can create pathways for deeper understanding and empathy. It can also uplift communities and mobilize and empower them to take action. There are many new and innovative ways for funders, journalists and media makers to support, create and disseminate stories reflective of the communities most impacted by injustice. Join Media Impact Funders for a day of inspiring media presentations and dialogue about the ways in which funders can support storytelling as a powerful lever in the fight for equal justice.

Featured session:

In 2021, former Facebook data scientist Frances Haugen disclosed thousands of internal documents to lawmakers and regulators, sparking allegations that Facebook intentionally placed profit over the public good. Join the forum on June 1 at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C., for a conversation with Frances, Color of Change President Rashad Robinson, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation President and CEO Sam Gill about philanthropy's work to uplift the stories of marginalized communities facing constant barriers due to algorithms that push misinformation, disinformation and hate speech.

Other highlights:

  • Explore the incredible work to reshape narratives around the origin story of Africans in the Americas
  • Hear from the film team behind the National Geographic film "The Territory"
  • Learn about efforts by the Chicago Community Trust to support media and storytelling in their region.
  • Sessions focused on research and impact in the media space.
How to Register/RSVP: 


Cost: MIF Members: $200 | Non-members: $250

Note: This is a funder-only gathering. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster is required to attend. Masks may be required depending on the prevalence of COVID-19 at the time of the event.