Laura O’Connell Rapira, Director of ActionStation, makes the case that the future can be better than we think but only if we’re willing to take action.
Looking for inspiring videos, films and documentaries about social change and activism? The Commons Library has collated them for you.
The Momentum Community has shared webinars on movements, mass decentralised organising, mobilisation, non-violent movements and case studies including the Sunrise movement and Hong Kong democracy movement.
A guide developed by ActionStation to support community members to run successful petitions, including notes on strategy, tips for getting more signatures, and example campaigns.
The nature of video and digital campaigning changes so rapidly, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with the latest strategies to cut through and move people. This article & presentation outlines 5 key trends plus a useful checklist for developing compelling videos.
The Copenhagen Experiment: Measuring the relative effectiveness of creative vs. conventional forms of activism
The Copenhagen experiment took place in Denmark in 2018 and discovered that creative activism was more effective than conventional forms of activism.
Use a spectrum-of-allies analysis to identify the social groups (students, workers) that are affected by your issue, and locate those groups along a spectrum, from active opposition to active allies, so you can focus your efforts on shifting those groups closer to your position.
Psychologist Bronwyn Gresham talks about the Mental Health impacts of climate change. She outlines the value of compassion as a support for people responding effectively to climate change.
Brave New Words takes listeners on a journey around the globe with renowned communications researcher and campaign advisor Anat Shenker-Osorio. This episode of the podcast reveals how a coalition of grassroots and labor groups found a narrative that speaks to both race and class concerns.
Messaging in the age of alternative facts – Anat Shenker-Osorio (Communications Expert) – Progress 2017
Anat Shenker-Osorio on the importance of telling our own story in campaign messaging, rather than negating the stories of our opposition.
An introduction to West Papuan protest songs and the courageous artists and activists behind them.
A list of songs from the last 40 years of the environmental movement in Australia including the Terania and Franklin River blockades.
Creative tactics for social change: Different ways of spreading messages and information in a creative way… memes, posters, postcards, stencils, etc.
Creative tactics for social change: Different ways of spreading messages and information in a creative way, including placards, plaques, projections and craftivism.
A conversation with Hanna Thomas who guided 350.org to adopt a product team model for more effective digital campaigning.
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.,