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Laura Saponara

Laura Saponara

 

Laura Saponara has spent many years working with social movements that seek to make our country a fairer, more equitable place. A former communications director at the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, she now serves as a consultant to nonprofits and public health agencies. At the University of Texas, Saponara studied the framing at work in religious conservative social movements. Her master’s thesis is about the framing used by the Christian Coalition to characterize poverty and race and take up themes of persecution and victimhood.

 
 
  

Stories by Laura Saponara

Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2016

By Jill Suttie, Kira M. Newman, Diana Divecha, Laura Saponara | December 7, 2016

Greater Good's editors pick this year’s most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books on the science of a meaningful life.

 
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right (New Press, 2016, 288 pages)

Articles: Scaling the Empathy Wall

By Laura Saponara | October 21, 2016

In her new book, Arlie Hochschild urges us to feel what Donald Trump voters feel.

 

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