Shana has been a social and racial justice activist for 20+ years, working with organizations in California, D.C, and Connecticut. She was a founding member of CSS's Strategy Training and Organizing Resources for Youth (STORY) program and is a trainer on using the power of narrative. Shana was previously the Co-Director of the Emerson National Fellows Program at the Congressional Hunger Center - a leadership development fellowship for people interested in ending hunger, poverty and racism. She was most recently the Program Manager for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program at UC Davis. Shana holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Women Studies from the University of Delaware and currently chairs the Board of NOLOSE. She loves media analysis, genre fiction, and baking metaphors.
By Shana McDavis-Conway, Rob Hopkins, Rob Hopkins blog
Storytelling is a powerful political tool. Becoming better storytellers has been shown to make a huge difference to the impact and efficacy of activist groups and campaigns.