Impact StoryPage ™

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"Impact is demonstrated through Outcomes and Stories"

88% want to see program outcomes data and 81% say impact stories are desirable.

Not so long ago, organizations collected story clippings from various print media to support causes or positions they were supporting. But, with the dearth of legacy local media that report a wide spectrum of social justice stories, accomplishing such tasks are now harder than ever before.

Through Impact-StoryPage ™ we all can champion a cause by curating stories that matter

Champions

Any journalists, citizen-journalists and concerned citizens drive and manage this page, under our editorial’s guidance

Any mission driven organization may also integrate this page into their website

Causes

In addition to the causes already listed on Story submission guidelines page, Storyburgh encourages anyone or any organization to champion other cause

One Day Away Impact-StoryPage ™ is championed by Communication and Education Committee of Allegheny County Human Advisory Board

Contents

Storyburgh-initiated stories
Underwritten stories
First Person stories
Community stories
Aggregated/Connected stories

What Causes do we cover?

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Are you angered by the death of George Floyd? We are.

Are you concerned that property destruction and violence are driving the focus away from peaceful and just demonstrations? We are.

Are you ready for Pittsburgh to go back to normal? We are not.

Murder in broad daylight, by agents of the state, is horrific and shocking and cannot stand.

But there are many other and more subtle ways to choke life from BIPOC, all very normal in the before times, such as:

All of this normal, accepted behavior is slow motion violence:  failing to act systematically, diligently and persistently, as documented by a scathing scientific study (commissioned by City of Pittsburgh) that indicates that Pittsburgh is the worst city in America for Black People.

https://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/pittsburgh-is-the-worst-city-in-america-for-black-peopl-1838218551

Yes, we ALL want to feel comfortable and good about ourselves– displaying black screen as avatars, discussing/arguing in social media echo-chambers, posting public statements that you “stand with them.” But feeling comfortable without changing a thing at the expense of BIPOC, especially our Black brothers and sisters, can no longer be an option.

Please watch this video of Van Jones about latent danger of racism and then look at yourself at the mirror. Next, ask people in your own network and circle of influence to do the same.

Back to the old normal is not acceptable.

What are you going to do to create a better now?

 

Respectfully,
Will Halim
Founding Director of Storyburgh

 

Storyburgh is run by freelancers/part-timers who each have own individual views. The opinion expressed here is my own and does not represent that of the entire group.

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