Changing the Climate Justice Narrative through Storytelling


Group of people outdoors at a rally, holding a large sign with a blue background with the text "Climate Change Affects us the Most!"

Presented in partnership with

Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021
2 – 3:00 p.m.

We tell stories to inspire and persuade. In Climate Justice work, storytelling is also about shifting power and telling the stories of people whose realities are not ordinarily heard or seen within mainstream cultural narratives.

Moderated by, CEO, Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, this discussion among a small group of guests and our three featured speakers will be an engaging forum on how storytelling and communications can be utilized to build power and justice.

This event is limited to 25 participants.

This virtual event is part of a series exploring the work behind our Climate Justice Impact Strategy.


Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, Chief Executive Officer,
Brady is the CEO of, the leading national environmental media organization. Grist launched the nation's first environmental justice desk in 2017 to cover the connections between environment, health, equity, and the disparate impacts of climate change on communities. Grist reaches an audience of several million readers per month and syndicates environmental storytelling through 25+ national publications. Brady previously served in the Washington State Legislature and spent several years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is a Fulbright Scholar and a graduate of Princeton, where he served on the board of trustees. 


Bernice Julie Shaw, Co-Director, Center for Story Based Strategy
Bernice has spent 8 years at CSS working with organizers and movement groups to transform narratives at the intersection of pollution, poverty, and racism. Prior to becoming Co-Director, Bernice accompanied the organization in an operations capacity as it evolved from its earlier years as the smartMeme Strategy and Training Project, and she most recently served as Strategic Partnerships Director. As a new WOC Co-Director, Bernice proudly uplifts the power of radical imagination and capacity-building in her own story of transformation and leadership development. She is originally from sunny Los Angeles, where she spent her time producing music festivals and building small businesses, and developed her commitment to collective-liberation as a student organizer at UCLA. Bernice is dedicated to bringing an entrepreneurial spirit to her work in social change. In her free time, she enjoys playing jazz flute and eating Chinese food.

Justin Worland, Senior Correspondent, TIME Magazine
Justin Worland is a Washington D.C.-based senior correspondent for TIME, covering climate change and the intersection of policy, politics and society. 

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