A conversation with Hanna Thomas who guided 350.org to adopt a product team model for more effective digital campaigning.
Looking for inspiring videos, films and documentaries about social change and activism? The Commons Library has collated them for you.
3 how-to tools to improve your video and filming techniques from Witness including mobile phone filming, sound recording and interviewing techniques.
Many Indigenous women posses the qualities that have made a huge impact on civil & Indigenous rights in Australia, these same qualities give Indigenous women a unique perspective that enables them to tip the balance & provide genuine political leadership.
In this TED talk Adria Goodson asks you to join a movement by asking yourself what breaks your heart? Then find your tribe and take action.
Tamara Richardson speaks about online social movements; and how, with access to the right networks, you can create a global social movement.
Toby Chow is a leader working for social change in the US. He talks about what a social movement is… Occupy, civil rights movement, student movements, etc.
Betsy was the Online Organizing Director for the Obama Campaign helping the organization think about the intersection between online & offline organizing.,
Ray Friedlander, an activist for an environmental organisation, talks about what a community organiser is and how she became inspired to become one.
Activist Peter Gabriel shares his motivation for standing up for human rights with the watchdog group WITNESS & tells stories of citizen journalists.
We can see the power of distributed, crowd-sourced business models every day — witness Uber, Kickstarter, Airbnb. But veteran online activist Jeremy Heimans asks: When does that kind of “new power” start to work in politics? His surprising answer: Sooner than you think. It’s a bold argument about the future of politics and power; watch and see if you agree.
Dolores Huerta, civil rights activist, reflects on her life’s work – offering inspiration for anybody trying to overcome apathy and find their own power.
Crenshaw uses the term “intersectionality” to describe the reality of race and gender bias & understand how the two can combine to create even more harm.
Peace activist Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need – as nations and individuals – to fight extreme force without using force in return.
Sarah Corbett introduces us to “craftivism,” a quieter form of activism that uses handicrafts as a way to get people to slow down and think deeply.
When you’re feeling burned out as an activist, what’s the best way to bounce back? TED talk about creative actions – “playtivism”.
Chenoweth’s research of campaigns of nonviolent civil resistance revealed they were twice as successful as violent campaigns.
The “Whose Streets?” documentary tells the story of the protests from the perspective of the activists who showed up to challenge those who use power to spread fear & hate.
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.