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CULTURE CHANGE - WHY NOW?

Our sexual and reproductive rights are under attack, and we need to act.

But in this political and media climate, people aren’t listening to each other.

We need more ways to bring more people into the process.

To get to political change, we must begin with culture change.

Ready to see how?  Welcome to the Sea Change Program.

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We’re bringing research and design to the culture change revolution

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Our evaluations help you figure out what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next

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You can’t change what you don’t understand.

We conduct original research to shed light on how, when, and why stigma manifests

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The Sea Change Program is a research and development group working for culture change at the intersection of gender, sexuality & reproduction. Like you, we seek a culture where everyone can thrive. Together, let’s make shift happen.
“Stigma and shame are tools that the powerful use to maintain their power. By eliminating shame and stigma, we strengthen resistance to oppression and cultivate a culture based in health, dignity, and justice.”
-Kate Cockrill, Co-Founder and Executive Director

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Add Light, Eliminate Shadows
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Strategy
See the Big Picture
Design
Turn Empathy into Action
Research
Add Light, Eliminate Shadows
Evaluation
Measure Impact

strategy

See the Big Picture
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Design

Create Solutions
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research

Answer The Big Questions
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evaluation

Measure Your Impact
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strategy

See the Big Picture

Design

Create Solutions

Research

Answer The Big Questions

Evaluation

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WHY DO WE FOCUS ON CULTURE CHANGE?

Why is access to reproductive health care still under attack? It’s 2017. The economic and health benefits of comprehensive reproductive healthcare access without judgment or shame have been proven time and again. Yet we’re still caught up in debates about whether abortion should be legal, whether young people have a right to parent, whether birth control should be covered as a routine part of healthcare.

Culture is at the root of the policy restrictions, healthcare limitations, and shame and judgment that surround reproduction. Culture--the shared attitudes, beliefs, and norms of our communities--motivates the attacks on reproductive equity. Without changing culture, we can’t make lasting progress on policy and healthcare.

Every day, Sea Change partners with organizations, healthcare providers, artists, advocates, researchers, and media-makers to create culture change. We create the evidence, networks, and strategy needed to create change. In recent years, Sea Change has helped our partners measure and address:

Through our expertise in strategy, design, research, and evaluation, we help organizations and advocates shine a light on the problems created by stigma and generate innovative strategies to shift culture, and ultimately, develop policies and solutions for better healthcare outcomes for everyone.

WHY DO WE FOCUS ON CULTURE CHANGE?

Why is access to reproductive health care still under attack? It’s 2017. The economic and health benefits of comprehensive reproductive healthcare access without judgment or shame have been proven time and again. Yet we’re still caught up in debates about whether abortion should be legal, whether young people have a right to parent, whether birth control should be covered as a routine part of healthcare.

Culture is at the root of the policy restrictions, healthcare limitations, and shame and judgment that surround reproduction. Culture--the shared attitudes, beliefs, and norms of our communities--motivates the attacks on reproductive equity. Without changing culture, we can’t make lasting progress on policy and healthcare.

Every day, Sea Change partners with organizations, healthcare providers, artists, advocates, researchers, and media-makers to create culture change. We create the evidence, networks, and strategy needed to create change. In recent years, Sea Change has helped our partners measure and address:

  • Social Isolation
  • Discriminatory behavior
  • Compassion fatigue and burnout
  • Low movement participation
  • Negative attitudes, beliefs and stereotypes
  • Myths and misperceptions

Through our expertise in strategy, design, research, and evaluation, we help organizations and advocates shine a light on the problems created by stigma and generate innovative strategies to shift culture, and ultimately, develop policies and solutions for better healthcare outcomes for everyone.

“Cultural change is often the dress rehearsal for political change. Or put in another way, political change is the final manifestation of cultural shifts that have already occurred.”
-Jeff Chang and Brian Komar, The Culture Group