Reimagining Communication: Taking the First Steps at Your Organization

"People are aware that they cannot continue in the same old way, but are immobilized because they cannot imagine an alternative. We need a vision that recognizes that we are at one of the great turning points in human history when the survival of our planet and the restoration of our humanity require a great sea change in our ecological, economic, political, and spiritual values."

-Grace Lee Boggs, Activist

At Clear Language Lab, we cross paths with so many amazing folx who are excited about making information clear, inclusive, and accessible. Sometimes, their enthusiasm lights a spark at their organization that spreads change rapidly, but other times, some feel like they are fighting an uphill battle against institutional norms that reinforce the status quo and avoid true systemic change for varied reasons.

Where can we start if we are looking to make a change but overwhelmed by our systems or lack of support? Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Start with Community

What do community members think? What do they care about? What barriers are your organization creating through unclear content?

Talk to people, and find out what they think. (And compensate them for their labor!) Raise up what you find with others.