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How to Win #14: Learn from Hollywood

Created: 05 Apr 2017

With a savvy entertainer in the White House, we need to really understand how entertainment works, and wield that knowledge like a flaming sword on a windy but beautiful hilltop. What makes a hit show? What makes a bomb? And how can we help the Donald ...

How to Win #13: Learn from South Africa

Created: 20 Feb 2017

https://youtu.be/YwD_5p-SKEc While having an autocratic, erratic and narcissistic madman as a president might be new to artistic activists in the US, this is standard operating procedure for activists in other parts of the world. In this webinar we talked with veteran South African activists ...

How to Win Webinar #12: Loot the Museums

Created: 20 Feb 2017

https://youtu.be/QUZl1Afug2E This is one in a series of webinars. You can see all of them here. You don't need to watch all of them, or watch them in order, and they're open to everyone - please share! See the list of all of our webinars.  Feel free to share with friends. Donate to keep ...

How to Win Webinar #11: Recalibrate Reality

Created: 20 Feb 2017

https://youtu.be/d4thWzMpuJY Why Recalibrate Reality? Should artistic activists use our work to hold a mirror up to reality to make the invisible visible? Or should we use our talents to imagine new possibilities of what reality could be? Or can we do both? Steve and Steve give a brief course ...

How To Win Webinar #10: Make Your Meetings Inventive

Created: 19 Feb 2017

https://youtu.be/2wq7ZIN8Kvk Why a Webinar about Meetings? We've all been in a lot of action planning meetings lately, and some of them... are less than productive. This training is on how to lead Action Planning Meetings that don't suck and are super creative and effective. Steve Lambert and ...

How to Win Webinar #9: Mine Pop Culture

Created: 10 Feb 2017

https://youtu.be/kt_H047kHTQ How can progressives borrow and steal from pop culture to make real change? Pop culture can be read as a map to popular desire. In this video of our live webinar, Co-founder Steve Duncombe and Chair of our Board Pat Jerido of Leadership Matters Consulting show how ...

How to Win Webinar #8: Change Minds

Created: 06 Feb 2017

https://youtu.be/_3WdWcna9qo Our founders (The Artist! The Historian!) got deep into the Slap Chop, the Snuggie, and the Ginsu 2000! They shared what they've learned from infomercials (and some heavy communications theory) and revealed some simple tools to better understand audiences and ...

C4AA Fundamentals #7: Stay Hopeful & Avoid Burnout

Created: 28 Jan 2017

https://youtu.be/hmErWA9nCYg In the Star Trek universe, Vulcans like Dr. Spock always think objectively and rationally. We’re not Vulcans. Human beings have a tendency toward self-deception – a trait that was a valuable part of human evolution and helped us survive over centuries. But fight ...

C4AA Fundamentals #6: Process

Created: 22 Dec 2016

https://youtu.be/8cCd19qNifQ First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not.... Habit is persistence in practice – Octavia E. Butler Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert give some pointers on developing a creative practice. In arts ...

C4AA Fundamentals #5: Cognitive Science

Created: 09 Dec 2016

https://youtu.be/UMpxnPHTPFs The co-founders of the C4AA discussed human cognition - how people think and process information. Why is it that people don't seem to care about truth and the facts? Why is it so hard to change people's political opinions? How do we introduce new ...

C4AA Fundamentals Webinar #4: What we’ve learned from history

Created: 27 Nov 2016

https://youtu.be/cR_KroSFKFA Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert dug back into social movements through the ages. What did they discover? All successful activism has been artistic activism. Through examples, going back thousands of years, we examine the lessons from creative movements of the ...

C4AA Fundamentals Webinar #3: What is Artistic Activism?

Created: 18 Nov 2016

https://youtu.be/4DbhvkAlIoc Founders of the Center for Artistic Activism answer the question, what do we mean when we say "artistic activism" anyway? Through looking at disparate examples, we expand our thinking on the the ways creativity can affect power. (Many past participants cite this ...

C4AA Fundamentals Webinar #2: Building a Creative Campaign

Created: 11 Nov 2016

https://youtu.be/7WZ48PG3CN0 Founders of the Center for Artistic Activism discuss how an effective campaign for change is structured. We cover goals, objectives, tactics, and strategy and how you can use these concepts in your creative practice and/or collective organizing. C4AA Fundamentals ...

C4AA Fundamentals Webinar: How to Use Creativity in Organizing

Created: 10 Nov 2016

https://youtu.be/6VmATuxjYJw The founders of the Center for Artistic Activism discuss some basic principles of using creativity in organizing and pitfalls to avoid. This webinar is designed to provide some structure to your thinking and planning around how to creatively, and effectively, ...

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