Info Session: Free the Vaccine for COVID-19

Considering applying with Free the Vaccine for COVID-19, our artistic activism training and action campaign? Let us share what we’ve been up to and how it works. On Wednesday, 1/27, we hosted an info session about Free the Vaccine! We talked about the current state of the pandemic, the way we’ve been tackling it, and …

APPLY: Artistic Activism Training for Equity + COVID-19

Our COVID-19 healthcare for all campaign is about to launch its next round of artistic activism training and action. Join us! As we hit over 100 million worldwide COVID-19 cases, we all want to see an end to the pandemic. At the same time the price of these medicines and terms pharmaceutical corporations have set …

Call for Project Managers

The Center for Artistic Activism is looking for paid intern Project Managers for its Free the Vaccine campaign! Season 3 of our COVID healthcare campaign, Free the Vaccine, will be starting in just a few weeks! Participant applications will be out soon. But right now, we’re hiring Free the Vaccine Project Managers. Project Managers will support …

Steve Lambert on WFMU’s Techtonic

Center for Artistic Activism co-founder, Steve Lambert, was interviewed on WFMU’s Techtonic radio show on September 14. The interview covered the Center for Artistic Activism’s withdrawl from Facebook, the COVID-19 Dolly Parton “Jolene” Parody for Free the Vaccine, and our Advocacy Innovation Lab: Free the Vaccine for COVID-19. You can listen on techtonic.fm or the …

We’re hiring a Campaign Manager

Free the Vaccine for COVID-19 is hiring a Campaign Manager for Fall/Winter 2020 . A detailed description and application are on the freethevaccine.org site. We’re looking for the right candidate and you can help. If you know someone who would be a good match, please pass the application along! The Campaign Manager will work closely …

Apply for Free the Vaccine for COVID-19: Season 2

We’re back for another round! Join us in fighting pharmaceutical monopolies to make publicly-funded COVID treatment and testing affordably priced, free at the point-of-delivery and accessible around the world! Apply by filling out this form by Sept 1st 11:59pm EDT. Returning collective members, please fill out the above form also! More details on below. First, …

London Carnival to Free the Vaccine For COVID-19

Free the Vaccine participants and others staged a carnival in London to bring attention to the need for an affordable “People’s Vaccine” for COVID-19. Pink-headed coronavirus figures were protected by patents from the syringe-wielding vaccinators. The fantastic costumes and storytelling shone bright against a dreary London day, and news outlets from the Telegraph to the …

We’re looking for an in-house Printmaker

We are issuing an open call for an In-House Printer for a limited time in Fall 2020. The In-House Printer will be invited to be in residence at the Eureka! House in Kingston NY, to help produce materials for the Free the Vaccine for COVID-19 campaign, and support get-out-the-vote efforts, with time to create their …

COVID-19 Dolly Parton “Jolene” Parody for Free the Vaccine

We’ve been training an international group of volunteers for the Free the Vaccine for COVID-19 campaign. Our goal is ensuring publicly-funded diagnostic tools, treatment, and the COVID-19 vaccine will be sustainably priced, available to all and free at the point-of-delivery. The participants have been learning how to use artistic activism to reach these goals. We …

Advocacy Innovation Lab: Free the Vaccine for COVID-19

“Free the Vaccine for COVID-19” is the first implementation of our Advocacy Innovation Labs, designed to train participants in artistic activism while generating new, creative, and innovative tactics to solve urgent problems. The Issue: What’s the Problem We’re Addressing? It’s hard to imagine the day we read the headline “COVID-19 Immunizations Begin.” However, history shows …

Op-Ed: Free the Vaccine, Free the People

“Signing the Open COVID Pledge is therefore not merely a technicality or detail about licensing policy, but a matter of ensuring racial justice in healthcare and opposing institutional violence against Black people.” by Navya Dasari and Joyce Farley (of FreeTheVaccine.org) This post also appears on Medium.com As protesters around the country convene in large numbers …

Update on Free the Vaccine for Covid-19

Free the Vaccine for COVID-19 is a campaign to ensure equal access to treatments, testing and a vaccine for COVID-19. The campaign is run through our Advocacy Innovation Lab, a platform, training ground, and methodology that combines social justice organizing and creativity to advance advocacy work quickly and collaboratively, online. What’s the Problem We’re Addressing …

Webinar #27: Avram Finkelstein

Avram discusses collectivity and communicating in public space for participants of the Free the Vaccine for COVID-19 campaign. At our last Free the Vaccine for COVID-19 meeting some participants said they wanted to know more about working in collectives. We immediately went to Avram Finkelstein who has a wealth of experience with working in collectives …

Amazon, Facebook, HP, IBM, Microsoft, and Sandia join “Open COVID Pledge”

Last week the Center for Artistic Activism joined Universities Allied for Essential Medicines in signing the Open COVID Pledge: This week we were joined by some unusual allies. Amazon, Facebook, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), IBM, Microsoft, and Sandia National Laboratories announced today that they are joining the Open COVID Pledge by making all of their …

LM Bogad’s The Plague Podcast

The Center for Artistic Activism Advisory Board member, L.M. Bogad has a new podcast. Check out episode three with Merith Basey, who is working with us on the Free The Vaccine for COVID-19 campaign. I’m pleased to announce the launch of my podcast, THE PLAGUE. It’s a podcast where we look, not just at the …

The Salk Labs: Week One

As you probably know, the Free the Vaccine for COVID-19 Campaign was conceived of by the Center for Artistic Activism and Universities Allied for Essential Medicines mere weeks ago. We officially launched our first week of online training and activities last Wednesday, April 8th. Hundreds of activists, artists, and others from 29 countries joined Salk …

Four Keys to Building a Global Movement in 14 Days

How do you build a global movement in 14 days? On March 13th, we began a meeting with a huge question; what the heck can we do in the face of the coronavirus? 14 days later, we were hosting a live, online information session for a new program. Over 475 people from more than 27 …