In Conversation: Trabian Shorters
Trabian Shorters is CEO of the BMe Community, a growing network committed to making our communities stronger and telling a fuller story about America’s future. He previously served as vice president at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
What if most of the stories and narratives you know about black men in America are wrong?
And what if these narratives influence the way your foundation or nonprofit speaks to and about race, and in particular, black men in America?
These are the uncomfortable questions Trabian Shorters embraces each day through his work with the BMe Community. We’ll talk with Trabian Shorters and take your questions. We’ll explore:
- Why communications is a critical element of advancing social change
- The prevailing narratives surrounding people of color, and black men in particular
- Why deficit framing sabotages equity and how to find smarter solutions
- How to create more effective and positive narratives
Watch the replay below.