The Personal is Political

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In this week’s show, organizer Marshall Ganz explains the power of narrative in building movements — an idea he used to help propel Barack Obama’s historic 2008 presidential campaign. Here, some of Ganz’s students and Bill’s former guests share personal stories that moved them to political action.

  • Physician and activist
  • Student, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government
  • Executive director of Right to the City

Each of us has a story that can move others. If there’s an issue you feel passionately about, the story of how you came to care about it could compel others to care as well. Consult our how-to guide for more on the art of translating values into action through stories, and share your own “story of self” below.

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