Metaphor Project News
2.12.13, Talk & Discussion, 'Framing the Gun Issue,' sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Berkeley/Albany/Emeryville League Office, 2530 San Pablo Ave., Ste F, 12 -2.
12.20.12 Book Sale at The Contra Costa County Democratic Party Holiday Celebration
11.18.12 Speaker, San Mateo Peace Action Meeting
11. 04.12 Speaker, East Bay Peace Action Annual Gathering
10.16.12, A Watch & Discuss re the Second Presidential Debate with Susan C. Strong at The Hillside Club, Berkeley, CA, 6 p.m.
10.17.12 Featured Guest, Writing Wednesdays Teleconference, Noon PST, with Dalya Massachi, Founder, Writing for Community Success
9.01.12, 1:00 p.m., American Framing Workshop, Redwood City, sponsored by the MoveOn Mid-Peninsula American Dream Council.
8.02.12, Book Talk 7:00 p.m., Mt. Diablo Peace Center, 55 Eckley Le., Walnut Creek (potluck at 6 p.m.)
8.04.12, American Framing Workshop 1:30 - 4:30, sponsored by Marin MoveOn Council, 789 Hamilton Pkwy, Novato
8.12.12, Book Talk, 10 - 11 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington
8.15.12, 'Friendly Persuasion Today,' sponsored by Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, 6:45 - 8:15 p.m., Walker Creek Ranch, Marin County.
July 25: Speaker at the San Ramon Valley Democratic Club
July 7: Speaker at Tom Atlee's Cooperative House, Eugene, OR
July 5: Interviewed on Channel 29, Eugene, OR
booth at the Netroots Nation 2012 conference in Providence, RI, and we were also at the 2012 Take Back the American Dream conference in Washington, D.C., where we made many important contacts and did a radio show too, for WNJC.(More details about our media work this summer are posted below.)
May: Speaker at the Lamorinda Democratic Club & Leader, American Framing Workshop for the Trivalley MoveOn Council
Details of some 2012 Media Work:
-Interview by “Dr. G,” on 8.02.12, on Vallejo, CA Radio, 89.5 FM, KZCT, NorthBayUprising, www.ozcatradio.com
-Interview by Occupy Eugene TV, July 9, 2012, Eugene Community TV, Channel 29, www.ctv29.org
http://occupymedia.libsyn.com/webpage/the-metaphor-project-with-susan-strong; video will be up on YouTube soon.
-Interview by Rob Kall, Executive Editor of OpEdNews, on his “Bottom Up Radio” show, aired on 6.27.12 on WNJC 1360 A.M.
Videotapes or podcasts being edited or forthcoming
-Podcast and video of a talk at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley,
Kensington, CA, 8.12.12
-Video of Marin MoveOn Council American Framing workshop on 8.04.12 for Marin
Community TV, to be edited and aired in about a month.
NEWS RELEASE: February 1, 2012
For Immediate Release
The best way to achieve that goal is to practice “American Framing,” or “speaking American.” American Framing is a way of translating our own ideals, values, stories and policy goals into colorful political language that spreads. Most Americans understand phrases like “let’s move forward,” “play by the rules,” or “can do.” Everyday metaphors and short phrases like these form part of our enduring political lexicon. They evoke our ideal national identity as a people. The findings of modern cognitive science validate what communications specialists have known for years: this kind of storytelling language persuades the best.
2010 Metaphor Project News
Our Mission and the 2010 MP News
The Metaphor Project’s core mission is helping progressives learn to do American Framing
via the storytelling words, images and metaphors that evoke our best American values. To that end, we provide many free resources and message builders on our website, and free subscriptions to our monthly web essays on American Framing for current issues. We also do pro bono coaching for qualified progressive activists and leaders, usually via email or telephone conference call.We take special satisfaction in assisting key progressive leaders with specific American Framing challenges. In addition, we maintain a presence at various progressive conferences. Custom workshops, talks or presentations for all progressive groups are available on a sliding scale fee basis.
and for that reason we pay particular attention to the number and type of hits on our website,
the reception of our monthly web essays, and the growth of our Metaphor Project Network.
Below you will find highlights of all of these as well as other 2010 Metaphor Project activities.
The Metaphor Project, P.O. Box 892, Orinda, CA 94563. Thanks.
Metaphor Project Website News
Our average number of website hits over the whole of 2010 is 6,891 per month (AWSTATS), including 9,100 last January, 9667 in February 2010, and 10,009 in March. These are very good numbers for a nonprofit communications training site! Our stats also tell us that about 90% of our hits come from links in e-mail or favorites, which is more proof that, as intended, our network is forwarding MP essays and also returning frequently to our site as a resource. Links to our site also appear on a number of other progressive ones, including