Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith

Staff: Curriculum

Curriculum Lead

I joined the PIRC team in 2018 as a group facilitator, trainer and participatory organiser, with a background in community theatre. I now support the development of our narrative-change curriculum and learning resources.

I’m passionate about developing creative, care-centred, and engaging tools and approaches to help strengthen and nurture us in our work for social change.
I’m also super into our flat structure, and all the experimentation and learning that we’ve done to evolve this since 2015. I have coordinated our People, Programming and Direction work at different points since joining the team.

Previously, I’ve worked on climate justice, human rights and community organising locally, nationally and internationally, and I’ve developed training, group-working support and political education resources for a variety of different groups working on social, environmental and economic justice.

Outside PIRC, you’ll find me organising drag cabarets, swimming in rivers, reading on the sofa, hosting friends & community gatherings, playing boardgames and supporting local protests and picket lines.

Skills & interests:

#facilitation #foooooood #participation #stories #learning #pedagogy #cycling #dobble #liberation #photography #drag #workshops #ganttcharts #wildswimming #orgculture

Apply Now We’re launching ‘Building Our Narrative Power’ Applications now open

We’re excited to launch the ‘Building Our Narrative Power’ course—supporting people who have lived experience of the issues they are fighting for, to skill-up and shape the narrative for justice and social change, to create waves of action and lasting progress. We’re looking for 16 people who are all passionate about transforming societal narratives across social, climate, and economic justice.

Decolonising Narratives: Part 2 The Crumbling Foundations Unpacking the narratives at the foundation of our broken systems

“Narratives are powerful. They can swing juries and elections. They can fill prisons. But they can also fill the streets.” The Narrative Initiative As we shared in our first blog of the series, we believe that our societies are built on narratives. These narratives—of our past, present and future—provide the scaffolding for our political systems,Read more

#event Decolonising Narratives A conversation

Join us at 12pm Thursday 24th November to discuss how to diversify, democratise and decolonise narrative and communications work in the UK: sign-up here.

New Publication Media That Moves 1 Creating anti-racist representations of Gypsies and Travellers in the UK media

The Media that Moves project is one of the best things we have been involved in. It gives us the strength to go forward on the right road to tackle the negative news that journalists publish about us every day.”Mena Mongan, Community Engagement Officer at London Gypsies and Travellers We know the media environment aroundRead more

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