Video + Takeaways – How to Know If It’s Working

Asking if you can have impact using digital advocacy is like asking if you can have impact using the telephone. Digital advocacy is a tool – it’s not a strategy in itself. Liba Beyer We have big dreams and ideas, and we go after them. We want to know that what we’re doing is making …

Revolutionizing Activism: How Do We Know It Works?

Have you heard about the Center for Artistic Activism Secret Sauce? Well, if you’re wondering whether creative activism works, or challenged by what it even means for creative activism to work then you’re in luck – at the next edition of Revolutionizing Activism on May 26th at 12pm EST we’re sharing the secret sauce behind …

Video + Takeaways – How to Strengthen the Vision of Your Advocacy

Activism, amongst other things, involves being willing to bring ideas to people on an unsolicited basis when they’re not necessarily asking for it? So, what happens when you bring the future to them? Stuart Candy At the latest edition of Revolutionizing Activism: The Power of Utopia, Stuart Candy (Berggruen Fellow at the University of Southern …

Revolutionizing Activism: The Power of Utopia

To be an effective activist you need to: Get specific! No. Think big! So, which one is it? Well. Both! Activism often benefits from working towards “small” and concrete goals. Especially when seemingly localized campaigns like the call for DC Statehood can have a great impact on the entire country. Yet whether legislative or policy-oriented, …

Video + Takeaways – 3 Tips for Humorous Creative Activism

At the latest edition of Revolutionizing Activism: Using Humor When Things Are Dire, Caty Borum Chattoo (Center for Media and Social Impact/ Yes, And… Laughter Lab) kicked off our discussion by underscoring the significance of humor across cultures and histories. Borum Chatoo notes: we find comedy in the most oppressive conditions over and over again, precisely …

Revolutionizing Activism: Using Humor When Things Are Dire

Hi there – had a good laugh today? If you’re reading this just after checking the news, laughing might be hard to imagine. But humor can be critical, especially when times are dire. Here’s a joke from our resident 10 year old, Sam:A guy walks into a bar.There’s a long line for punch.That’s the punch …

[Video] Revolutionizing Activism: Can Creative Activism Combat Civic Apathy?

This is a recording of the first edition of Revolutionizing Activism, our new online conversation series between advocates, activists, grantmakers, journalists, and artists. In our first discussion, moderated by Jeanine Abrams McLean, President of Fair Count, we discussed how we as advocates can use creativity to cultivate joyous civic engagement and overcome apathy. Featuring activist-artists …

Revolutionizing Activism: Can Creative Activism Combat Civic Apathy?

It’s 2021. What does innovative activism look like? An anchorman sits behind a desk in a newsroom. A red and white earth globe projects behind him. He fixes his suit. And then he speaks. “Make yourself comfortable,” he says. What follows is not a robotic news script – what viewers might expect from the standard …