Racial Equity and Justice in Philanthropy Funder’s Summit

Recently, The Circle, LEVEL at Vancouver Foundation & Real Estate Foundation BC teams invited funders for a Racial Equity and Justice in Philanthropy Summit. Graphic recorders from Drawing Change were there to witness and reflect powerful conversations between funders who were connecting, reflecting, and challenging their sector about racial equity and justice. Here are but … Read more Racial Equity and Justice in Philanthropy Funder’s Summit

Visual Policy Analysis: Developing Policies to Address Anti-Indigenous Racism

Join us on *second date added* July 8th, 1pm PST for a WEBINAR facilitated by Michelle Buchholz: “Visual Policy Analysis: Developing Policies to Address Anti-Indigenous Racism”. Had’ih, Michelle Buchholz sozi. I am Wet’suwet’en from the Gitumden clan and the Cassyex house. My maternal grandmother is the late Joyce Alec and my paternal grandmother is the … Read more Visual Policy Analysis: Developing Policies to Address Anti-Indigenous Racism

Graphic Recording for Building Indigenous Energy Self-Determination Across Distant & Remote Communities

Today’s blog post is from graphic recorder Tiaré Jung. Thanks for sharing your reflections, Tiaré!   “2019 marked my 3rd year working as a graphic recorder – and I wanted to highlight a project from the past 50+ amazing collaborations across Canada on Indigenous land. Here’s a reflection on how graphic recording visuals can bring so … Read more Graphic Recording for Building Indigenous Energy Self-Determination Across Distant & Remote Communities

Graphic Recording to Support the Environmental Stewardship Initiative

Trusted data comes in many forms. And trusted data can be qualitative, quantitative – and visual. This month, the Environmental Stewardship Initiative invited graphic recording to its Technical Conference – to help make visible many of the connections, goals, and collaborative design that are hallmarks of the ESI’s success. “ESI is a true collaboration between … Read more Graphic Recording to Support the Environmental Stewardship Initiative

Wellness Planning Toolkit and Evaluation for BC First Nations

The First Nations Health Authority has a new Health and Wellness Planning Toolkit – and we helped explain this holistic wellness process visually. From the introduction of the report: “In 2011, BC First Nations made a historic decision to create a new First Nations health governance structure and to assume responsibility for the design and … Read more Wellness Planning Toolkit and Evaluation for BC First Nations

Listening to One Another to Grow Strong – Graphic Recording by Michelle Buchholz

Listening to One Another to Grow Strong (LTOA) is a community-driven and culturally-adapted mental health program for Indigenous youth and their families. Here’s a recent project by Indigenous graphic recorder, Michelle Buchholz (Wet’suwet’en) that amplifies their amazing work with visuals! Graphic Recording Studio Project To better enable feedback from multiple participants, researchers, and people involved, … Read more Listening to One Another to Grow Strong – Graphic Recording by Michelle Buchholz

Indigenizing Teacher Education – Supported by Graphic Recording

The Council of Ministers of Education Canada, Elders and students, gathered on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations in July 2018 for an important symposium about Indigenizing Teacher Education. Sam from Drawing Change was there to provide graphic recording throughout the event. His role was to witness, listen deeply, and … Read more Indigenizing Teacher Education – Supported by Graphic Recording

Meet Drawing Change’s 2019 Community Scholars!

At Drawing Change, we believe in growing the field of graphic recording and visual facilitation with an equity lens. Our Community Scholar program is a commitment to holding spaces for people working in community, grassroots, and social justice movements. This year, we have two sets of workshops (May & October 2019), which means we get … Read more Meet Drawing Change’s 2019 Community Scholars!

EuViz Workshops – Bias In The Pen and The Rising Tide with Brandy Agerbeck

Excited to see Copenhagen this summer! I’m co-facilitating two workshops at the EuViz 2018 conference for visual practitioners, and I thought it was a great opportunity to share resources I’m using these days to help me grow, and change. (And help me recover from making mistakes. I make lots of mistakes.) What’s most important is that … Read more EuViz Workshops – Bias In The Pen and The Rising Tide with Brandy Agerbeck

Cultivating Cultural Safety in Education: visualizing histories to support Truth and Reconciliation

I recently had the privilege and pleasure to work with the Nanaimo & Ladysmith School Board during a conversation about Reconciliation. Graphic facilitation can help support open discussion around challenging issues, and organizations can use it as a methodology to affect meaningful change – just like the transformative Kairos Blanket Exercise and four other tools … Read more Cultivating Cultural Safety in Education: visualizing histories to support Truth and Reconciliation

Slideshare: 20 Expert tips for Supporting Diversity in Graphic Recording

As a graphic recorder or facilitator, how do you “Listen for Diversity”? Many of us are working in specialized fields and it’s not one size fits all. Now for the first time, you can read expert advice from over 20 visual practitioners – in an easy to read Slideshare.  It’s about starting a conversation, not about finding … Read more Slideshare: 20 Expert tips for Supporting Diversity in Graphic Recording

How Visual Practitioners Listen for Diversity: tips from the field (long form)

As a graphic recorder or facilitator, how do you “Listen for Diversity”? Many of us are working in specialized fields and it’s not one size fits all. Now for the first time, you can read expert advice from over 20 visual practitioners. This month, I hosted a session called Listening for Diversity at the 2017 International Forum of … Read more How Visual Practitioners Listen for Diversity: tips from the field (long form)

Listening for Diversity – share your tips with visual practitioners

Visual practitioners, what techniques do you use to Listen for Diversity? Do you have a tip about how you work? Interested in seeing one of your tips spread wider? Take this 2-question survey! I’m hosting a session called Listening for Diversity at the 2017 International Forum of Visual Practitioners conference this June. I’m excited to … Read more Listening for Diversity – share your tips with visual practitioners

Better Graphic Facilitation with Cultural Safety: Using our Hands

Final post in this series on how to become a better graphic facilitator through engaging with Cultural Safety and Humility.  Cultural Safety is an emerging core competency for visual practitioners working with Indigenous organizations and community groups. This series concludes with a summary of these suggested core competencies, and ideas for implementing at an organizational level.  … Read more Better Graphic Facilitation with Cultural Safety: Using our Hands

Cultural Safety and Graphic Facilitation: Using our Hearts

Third in a series about cultural safety and graphic facilitation. Here, I look at how graphic facilitators can use our hearts, in order to better understand how emotion and empathy can be utilized in graphic recording sessions. I’ll offer concrete strategies to help us build stronger connections and relationships. THE HEART: EMPATHY IN Graphic facilitation Be aware … Read more Cultural Safety and Graphic Facilitation: Using our Hearts