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Social Activism

Watch Nyle DiMarco and Tyler Oakley Flirt in Sign Language to Destigmatize Disability and Reduce Bullying

DoSomething.org | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
DoSomething.org

By Rex Leonowicz You may know Nyle DiMarco from America's Next Top Model, where he was the first-ever deaf contestant and winner of the show's 22nd s...

Empathy for the "Devil:" Exchanging Introspection for Outrospection

Lysa Heslov | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Lysa Heslov

It's hard to believe, but we are already almost three months into a new year. Did you make any resolutions for 2016? If so, you're not alone: each tim...

A Palette for Activism in the Arts and a Call for Action

Annette Blum | Posted 03.03.2016 | Arts
Annette Blum

I have lived an unusual life made up of unique and powerful moments and experiences that provide a window into my varied passionate areas of interest.

David Bowie and Motörhead Petitions Show How Rock Grieves in the 21st Century

Max Burns | Posted 01.15.2016 | Entertainment
Max Burns

It might seem strange to report that metalheads and fans of Ziggy Stardust are fighting over the Periodic Table of Elements, but no one could ever accuse rock and roll of being traditional.

Is Consent Sexy? Breaking the Unspoken Rules of Sex

Mason Hsieh | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mason Hsieh

I believe if we can integrate these messages into our cultural narratives, we can reshape our society's sexual focus from that of negation to that of consent and mutual respect. Boys will grow up actively soliciting consensual language, and girls will feel comfortable actively providing it.

Copy and Paste Syndrome: Nuqat's Probe Into Creativity

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.01.2015 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's a breath of fresh air that attracted art, culture, design and creativity aficionados to Nuqat's conference in Kuwait amid a storm of insanity engulfing the Middle East.

White House vs. White Tent

Zita Luiten | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Zita Luiten

Connie Picciotto, also known as Conchita, or fully, Concepcion, is a face not to miss when visiting the White House. It was a misty day, it was raining, but we didn't care, because we were in Washington!

Millennials; Celebrate Yourselves, Even When Others Don't

Lisa Levart | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Lisa Levart

Millennials have a bad reputation. The media tells us they are entitled, spoiled and in constant need of approval. But I agree with James Wolcott who wrote; "We may need millennials to remind us what we should have remembered from the '60s, that social change comes only once you stop playing charades."

Detroit's New Generation of Activism

EBONY.com | Posted 10.02.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

As Detroit, the most densely Black city in the country, faces water shutoffs, land grabs, and the displacing impacts of "revitalization," a new generation of activists has emerged to join decades of liberation movements that came before them.

Making an Impact

Lynda Freeman | Posted 07.06.2016 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

For almost as long as I can remember my life has been very, very busy. I've been a wife, mother, teacher, the daughter of elderly parents, the advocate for a mentally ill sister, artist, writer and friend.

Open Letter to Jeff Weiner -- Help Make LinkedIn a Force for Good

Daniel Goleman | Posted 06.25.2016 | Media
Daniel Goleman

There's no doubt that LinkedIn has become the world's best place to connect professionally and build your network. I see a way it could be even better -- especially when it comes to managing your professional identity -- and letting users know if you're the right person for a job.

Art Drives Activism: One Musician's Response to Charleston

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.23.2016 | Media
Sheila Moeschen

In the wake of unspeakable terror, unthinkable violence, I am grateful for the way musicians allow themselves to feel called to put in a pin in the hustle for a livelihood and, instead, turn their gifts into opportunities to shift thought and make meaning out of what is unfathomable.

Is There an Inner Revolution Taking Place on This Planet? You Bet!

Beth Green | Posted 06.19.2016 | Impact
Beth Green

I have never been happier in my life, and I want to tell you why, because it's about you.

Plastic Pollution: A Social Justice Perspective

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.18.2016 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

We all have different tools in out tool boxes that we can use to fight the power of corporations that place short-term profit over the long-term health and well-being of people and the planet. The time is NOW to use all that we have to stop plastic pollution.

What Causes Do Americans Really Care About?

Simone Collins | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Simone Collins

We live in an age in which our personal interests and activities can be tracked at scale. This enables us to understand our cultural values with a level of accuracy that would before seem unfathomable.

Five Years After: Long Live Howard Zinn

Bill Bigelow | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Bill Bigelow

It's always worth dipping into the vast archive of Zinn scholarship, but at a moment of increasing social activism and global tension, now is an especially good time to remember some of Howard Zinn's wisdom.

LISTEN: 8 Freedom Songs That Promoted Social Activism

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.19.2015 | Black Voices

Since the dawn of human history, black people have been the catalysts and contributors to pivotal moments that have greatly affected our world. And du...

Kids Remind Us Why All People Should Be Viewed Through The Eyes Of The Child

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact

Sometimes kids do the darndest things -- like prove that funny faces should be funny, regardless of who's making them. Parents and their children w...

I Took My Kids To The Protest

Jennifer Harvey | Posted 03.08.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Harvey

They have a deeply informed perspective on this. Kindness and fairness are a big deal in their lives.

Dear Parents: No, I Won't Run Your Child Over With My Wheelchair

Emily Ladau | Posted 02.23.2015 | Impact
Emily Ladau

But then, you heard your son's questions and you cut him off. You told him "She could run you over!" as you laughed a condescending laugh and pulled him away. It seems you entirely missed the point of what could have been a perfect teachable moment. And it stung.

Top 10 Social Activism Hashtags of 2014

Tasha Mitchell | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Tasha Mitchell

Comparing how quickly activists came together to form the Civil Rights and Anti-War movements in the '60s, to current sprouting social movements fueled by hashtags like #ICantBreathe, one can observe the exponential amplification value that social media serves in activism today.

Slut Shaming is Still a Thing: How Women Are Shifting the Conversation Through the Arts

Monique Svazlian Tallon, CPCC | Posted 02.09.2015 | Arts
Monique Svazlian Tallon, CPCC

n response to this growing epidemic, Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney, founders of The Arts Effect All-Girl Theater Company, decided to take on this complex and multi-layered issue facing women and girls today, namely slut culture, slut shaming and the culture of sexual violence.

Slacktivist and Proud Of It!

Tim McDonald | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Tim McDonald

You can say I've moved beyond slacktivism and more into activism, but without getting involved originally as a slacktivist, I never would've take the first step to becoming more of an activist.

Social Media as a Formidable Force for Change

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

The power of social media is hard to dismiss. What once seemed like a trivial way to keep in touch with friends, sharing photos and jokes, has become a force for societal change, shining light on subjects previously unknown.

When Social Kills

David Sable | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business
David Sable

My fear is that we are beginning to look at our personal technology as a totem. The kind of totem that people once thought (and some still do) protected them from bullets or arrows or bears -- bottom line: an unnatural death.