When Echoing Green established the Black Male Achievement Fellowship in 2012, it was an exciting opportunity to leverage the practice and promise of social innovation into a larger movement being built and led by Black leaders, creatives, technologists, and organizers across sectors for decades.
In 2022, when Echoing Green launched the Invest in Black Leaders storytelling campaign, we intended to capture the impact and legacy of this Fellowship while elevating the joy, creativity, genius, resilience, and innovation that continues to take root in Black communities globally. As a form of counter-storytelling, this campaign elevates stories, experiences, narratives, and truths of Black social innovators with a focus on joy and community.
We were thrilled to represent Echoing Green on stage at the AfroTech and Facing Race in November 2022, where we shared stories from the campaign. At both conferences, we discussed narratives on race, power, and joy with transformational social change leaders filtering the world through social innovation.