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The Narrative Research Lab furthers The Opportunity Agenda's mission of advancing and strengthening connections within the immigration space, acting as a repository for research that has shaped narrative in the movement. The Lab’s digital library (below) supports this goal by enabling partners to discover effective messaging more quickly and build on each other’s research more efficiently.

Parties interested in learning more about the Narrative Research Lab, becoming a member, or submitting their research to our list are invited to sign up. Those who would like to search available research and make requests for privately-held research are welcome to use the digital library below. However, only those who have completed and returned a signed copy of the Memorandum of Understanding will have rights to view all of the works listed.

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Search the library using the open search and/or dropdown fields below. If your search results are not publicly available (as marked by a hyperlink), copy the resource title(s), click “Submit Library Request,” and paste resource title(s) into the form. Response time: typically 5-8 business days. Watch the digital library instructional walk-through video here

Please direct questions to narrativeresearchlab@opportunityagenda.org.

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Year Title Institution File Type Issue Area
2021 What Immigration Issues Do Americans Hold Sacred American Immigration Council Report Public Opinion
2021 NRL January Webinar with the Immigration Strategic Messaging Project: Messaging Strategies to Build and Bolster Pro-immigrant Support Immigration Strategic Messaging Project Slide Deck, Video Messaging Strategy
2021 NRL February Webinar with American Friends Service Committee: Messaging to End Detention and Deportation American Friends Service Committee Slide Deck, Video Messaging Strategy
2021 NRL March Webinar with the Goodwin Simon Strategic Research and the Comm/Unity Network: Immigrants and the Criminal-legal System Goodwin Simon Strategic Research, the Comm/Unity Network Slide Deck, Video Other
2020 NRL May Webinar with Detention Watch Network and Goodwin Simon Strategic Research: A Messaging Guide for Ending Immigrant Detention Detention Watch Network, Goodwin Simon Strategic Research Slide Deck, Video Detention
2020 A Legacy Of Injustice: The U.S. Criminalization Of Migration National Immigrant Justice Center Report, Summary Enforcement
2020 The Impact of COVID-10 on African Diaspora Communities: Addendum to the Report on Key Achievements Realizing Thematic Objectives of IDPAD UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab Report Policy Review
2020 NRL June Webinar with National Immigration Law Center and The Opportunity Agenda: Race, Class, Health Care for All and Immigrant Inclusion National Immigration Law Center Slide Deck, Video Public Opinion
2020 Communicating about Racial Equity and COVID-19: Connecting Data to Context Berkeley Media Studies Group Other Messaging Strategy
2020 Pandemic as Pretext: Trump Administration Exploits COVID-19, Expels Asylum Seekers and Children to Escalating Danger Human Rights First Report Policy Review

Have a media interview? Writing an opinion piece? We can help.

Use our interactive Value, Problem, Solution, Action (VPSA) message building tool to create a message that will energize your base and expand your constituencies.