On 11/4, explore humankind's impact on the environment.
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Join us for a special screening & discussion of the Discovery Channel's Sacred Cod

On Friday, Nov. 4, join us in historic Philadelphia for a conversation hosted by Media Impact Funders and Net Impact about New England's once-thriving cod-fishing industry and the factors that led to its demise. 

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New initiative announced by the Atlantic Philanthropies & the Ford Foundation

As part of a shared goal to tackle inequality in all its forms, the Atlantic Philanthropies and the Ford Foundation will launch a new project called the Narrative Initiative. Its goal is to equip social change leaders around the world with a deeper understanding of, and fluency in, the power of narrative. From the announcement:

"Our commitment is grounded in our belief that the world needs to better understand and engage widely held, yet often invisible, narratives."

Stay tuned for more details as this important partnership takes shape.
Here's some of what's in our Twitterverse:

#NI16 — The annual Net Impact conference is in Philly this year (Nov. 3-5), and we're pleased to be co-hosting the Sacred Cod screening, featured above, plus a VIP reception. Net Impact is a community of students and young professionals to aspire to be drivers of social and environmental change.

#PopTech — The annual ideas festival, now in its 20th year, just concluded its conference in Camden, Maine. We laughed, we cried, we learned about optimism, authenticity, robots, Vladimir Putin's favorite Beatle, 3D pasta, and more. It was pretty amazing. Here are our thoughts on the matter.

#Debate / #Debate2016 — We know, the presidential debates are over. But our obsession with fact-checking remains. How effective is it, really? Head to the AIM (Assessing the Impact of Media) section of our website and read the 4 big questions our research team wants to answer.

#p4pgh — The City of Pittsburgh and the Heinz Endowments have launched a major effort to create a new model of urban growth and development that is innovative, inclusive and sustainable. The model is based on a framework that includes 4 P's: People, Planet, Place and Performance. This year's conference focused on economic and social equity.

Media Impact Forum | June 14, 2017

We hope you'll join us for our annual gathering of funders from across the country, world-changing media makers and analysts to share insights about the field’s most influential projects and trends. Our 2017 Forum will take place at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Our 2016 Media Impact Forum featured the likes of Democracy Now! co-host Amy Goodman, the team behind the Panama Papers investigation, the history of storytelling via DJ Spooky, and more. Check out all the highlights here.

Stay tuned for more details as we plan our 2017 program, and register today to save your spot!

Note: This is a funders-only event.
School discipline is changing. For the better?

We invite you to join Media Impact Funders, Philanthropy New York, Donor’s Education Collaborative, and the NYC Youth Funders for a special one-on-one interview with Kavitha Mediratta, Chief Strategy Advisor for Equality Initiatives and Human Capital Development at The Atlantic Philanthropies, about her new book Inequality in School Discipline.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 15
Noon-2 p.m. ET

Note: This is a funders-only event.
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Gun violence in America: Newtown & a public health crisis

We invite you to join Media Impact Funders and Philanthropy New York for a special screening and discussion of the powerful film Newtown, and a conversation about the increasing need to take a public health approach to curbing gun violence in America. 

When: Wednesday, Nov. 16
4-6:30 p.m. ET

Note: This is a funders-only event.
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A special note about Newtown:
This Wednesday, Nov. 2, Newtown will screen in more than 500 theaters nationwide, followed by a panel discussion moderated by CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo. Find a theater near you and buy tickets. Newtown will have its national broadcast on PBS Independent Lens on April 3, 2017. Follow the conversation on Twitter with #WeAreAllNewtown.

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