MPLS IS US
the pendulum of public safety
how stories illuminate and obscure
Pollen is a media arts organization that fosters empathy, encourages connection across difference, and inspires meaningful action through narrative storytelling.
Last month we hosted an event inviting Pollenites to imagine a host of new narratives that impact so many parts of our lives — public policy, civic engagement, justice, equity, and more. If you missed it, or if you just want to revisit the poetry and conversation, check out this recap.
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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.