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Pollen is a media arts organization that fosters empathy, encourages connection across difference, and inspires meaningful action through narrative storytelling.


Pollenites harnessing the power of narrative change
November 18, 2021

Thank you to these Pollenites for donating to Pollen’s #GTMD21 campaign.


50 Over 50: Conversations on Aging Well
Virtual Event
November 16, 2021
Connect with 50 Over 50 honorees who are changing the conversation on aging, paving new paths for themselves and others, and harnessing hope for the future.

It’s often said that the arc of history bends toward justice — but it’s less often that we talk about who actually does the bending. The hard work of changing our collective story for the better starts with people power — movements and those who build and support them. Pollen Live brought together leaders deeply embedded in the work of bringing people together — often across lines of difference — to fight for equity, empathy, and our shared humanity.