On April 30th NYU in conjunction with Free University held liberation lab in Washington Square Park from 11 30 Am until roughly 5 or 6pm. The day was very festive and full of amazing talks, performances, installations and discussions. I even got to participate in this day via our final project in the creative activist course.
In May, the horrific mass shooting in Isla Vista, CA, triggered national conversations about violent misogyny. After some Twitter users began using the hashtag #NotAllMen to defensively derail the conversation, the hugely popular hashtag #YesAllWomen emerged, getting tweeted over 1 million times within just a few days.
the seemingly endless variety of enthusiasms pursued by New
Yorkers, whether they were carried from immigrants' cultures
from overseas or indigenous to the city landscape.
These are real New Yorkers who have found fascinating ways to
unleash their joy on the roofs and rivers and parks and streets
Many prisons have very small libraries with a limited selection of books. However, some prisons have nothing.
According to an organization called Books Through Bars, "access to books in prison varies from state to state, partly because nowhere is it legally mandated that prisoners have a right to educational or recreational reading material, including through general library services."
Camp Frack was a protest festival in Lancashire, UK, an area near industrial energy plants that produce shale gas. Around 150 activists from both Frack Off and Campaign against Climate Control (CCC) set up the festival, featuring food, music and conversation on environmentalism.
FILMMAKERS & CREATIVE ACTIVISTS - get your story heard!
IMPACT YOUR REALITY:
5TH ANNUAL INT’L SOCIAL IMPACT MEDIA AWARDS (SIMA) OPENS FOR ENTRIES
Grab your VR headsets: the Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) is now open for entries, spearheading the first awards for Virtual Reality Impact Filmmaking. http://bit.ly/SIMA2017
From Konami Digital Entertainment (makers of Dance Dance Revolution, Castlevania, and other hits) comes a significant expansion of their long-running support of the World Food Programme’s gaming initiatives. The result is the re-emergence of Food Force, one of the most successful early games for change titles.
On January 21, 2014, McDonald’s asked its customers to tweet supportive messages to the Olympians who would compete in the Sochi Games, along with the hashtag #CheersToSochi. However, within a couple of days, LGBT activists essentially hijacked the hasthtag from McDonalds.
There was once a time when Israeli songs like A Matter of
Habit were routinely written, aired and became hits. These
were songs of political commentary or protest, songs of hope
and idealism. They represented the aspirations of Israel's
secular liberal (generally Ashkenazi) elite. But that was
Gay rights activist, Thom Higgins, pied Anita Bryant, singer, former Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant winner, Florida Orange Juice Representative, and anti-gay rights activist, at a press conference in Des Moines IA. Bryant was a relentless crusader against gay rights.
Camila Batmanghelidjh is the founder and director of Kids Company and has been a psychotherapist for more than twenty years. In her early twenties Camila founded her first charity: ‘‘The Place To Be’ which is now a national organisation reaching thousands of children. In her early thirties, Camila founded Kids Company in six converted railway arches in London.
Born to Heal, a documentary exploring the life of Native American healer, Russell FourEagles, and a handful of the lives he has touched.
Growing up in a tarpaper shack in the north woods, Russell FourEagles was born to be a healer. His grandmother chose him to learn the accumulated wisdom from over 200 generations of family healers.
I was 24 years old. We were in danger. The Israeli planes were flying raids overhead. And I was designing posters." Hosni Radwan won't easily forget the conditions in the Beirut offices of the PLO Information Department, as an exhibition of the work it produced opens in London.