Today, a single email can launch a worldwide movement. But as sociologist Zeynep Tufekci suggests, even though online activism is easy to grow, it often doesn’t last. Why? She compares modern movements — Gezi, Ukraine, Hong Kong — to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and uncovers a surprising benefit of organizing protest movements the way it happened before Twitter.
Born out of a social media post, the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked discussion about race and inequality across the world. The movement’s three founders share what they’ve learned about leadership and what provides them with hope and inspiration in the face of painful realities.
In 1977 Judith Heumann helped lead the groundbreaking Section 504 sit-in protest in which disabled-rights activists occupied a federal building for almost a month, demanding greater accessibility for all.
TED talk about the overlaps & tensions between the gay rights & the civil rights movements & how the 2 struggles intertwine and propel each other forward.
What’s stopping the American government from recording your phone calls, reading your emails and monitoring your location? Very little, says surveillance and cybersecurity counsel Jennifer Granick.
Learn from Digital Storytellers on how to tell and film great stories with your smartphone video. Gather content faster, lighter and without a big budget.
Australia’s first digital union, Hospo Voice, set up Fair Plate so you can see what’s really happening under the table. Hospitality staff have left thousands of reviews to show you which places are stealing wages and treating people like crap.
Learn lessons from one of the largest & most successful nonviolent direct action environmental protests in Australian history – the Franklin River campaign.
Tips on how to make your next social justice event more accessible and inclusive.
These four short videos, two featuring Gary Foley and two featuring Robbie Thorpe, are essential viewing for non-Indigenous people seeking to act in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Nadine Flood from the CPSU presents at Progress 2015 on the dynamic tension at the heart of the union movement’s theory of change – as both grassroots movement and the large representative and regulated institutions.
Ben Knight presented at Progress 2015 about the power of unleashing collective intelligence through better technology. He provides a short introduction to the Loomio platform for discussion and decision-making.
Anat Shenker-Osorio shows how to apply research findings around communicating about race and class to the increasing white nationalism, xenophobia and race-based attacks that punctuate politics around the globe.
Winning Words About Work Communicating a progressive agenda about work and beyond by Anat Shenker-Osorio
Anat Shenker-Osorio (ASO Communications) presents an exploration of the language used to communicate about work. She outlines a number of key lessons for communicating a progressive agenda, on work and beyond.
These videos introduce skills to work through common challenges around self-care: limited time; feeling guilty; and not actually working to nourish or support ourselves.
Social media never stops! Jessie Mawson presented these tips for staying sane to the eCampaigning Forum in 2016.
The ChangeMakers podcast is short series podcast that tells stories about people who are striving for social change across the world.
Danny Sriskandarajah presented at Progress 2015 on what’s gone wrong in Australia and the world, and how we can steal it back. He argues for the power of civil society and solidarity to create a better future.
Carly Findlay – appearance activist, writer and speaker – reminded us at Progress 2017 that “disability is the forgotten part of diversity,” and it’s time to step up.
At Progress 2017, GetUp!’s Shen Narayanasamy shared the strategy and critical lessons learnt during campaign work to protect the rights of people seeking asylum. To be effective the campaign needed to engage many different stakeholders across the movement and centre the lived experience of people most impacted.