grassroots

Rise Up

Three People-Powered Advocacy Campaigns to Watch in 2018

These campaigns are using our moment of upheaval to mobilize people to protect birth control, voting rights and against economic inequality this year and beyond.
Emily Weitz
2.20.18
gun violence

'Inspiring and Heartbreaking': The Rise of Support Groups for Shooting Survivors

In recent years, a number of networks for shooting survivors have popped up across the country to provide support for other survivors and call for an end to gun violence.
Kimberly Lawson
2.19.18
Rise Up

Women's March Activists Set Their Sights on the 2018 Midterm Elections

In New York City, and across the country, the March's anti-Trump sentiment is poised to take to the polls.
Molly Bangs
1.22.18
Rise Up

One Year Later, Eyes Are on Women’s March to Fix What it Got Wrong Last Time

Last year the Women's March co-chairs emphasized intersectionality, and this year everyone must be on the same page when it comes to what inclusion looks like.
Kimberley Richards
1.20.18
Voices

For the Women's March to Succeed, People of Color and the LGBTQ Community Must Have Full Seats at the Table

If we are truly committed to advancing a future that includes everyone we should prioritize the voices of those who have been historically unheard.
Blair Imani
1.19.18
HOTY2017

These Greenhouse Designers Are Bringing Fresh Food to Arctic Communities

Stefany Nieto and Ben Canning are providing affordable, healthy food to remote communities, and involving locals in the process.
Jacob Dubé
12.13.17
Voices

Blair Imani Talks About Grassroots Activism as a Queer American Muslim Woman

'Gaycation' co-host Ian Daniel chats with her about her grassroots efforts to create change and how we can all be inspired to take action right now.
Ian Daniel
9.20.17
Impact Equality

UK Voters Rode the Bernie Sanders Wave of Electoral Disruption and Won

The Labour Party accomplished what Democrats in the US have not.
Nick Chedli Carter
6.13.17
arts funding

How NEA Funding Revived a Rural Town in Minnesota

When Fergus Falls, MN lost its main industry, Springboard for the Arts stepped in, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Abby Ronner
5.15.17
VICE News Tonight on HBO

The ACLU has become a darling of the left, but its history isn't so political

VICE News
4.6.17
Art

The Artful Activist Collective Fights Climate Change and Toxic Politics

Artists are gearing up for the next four years in America.
DJ Pangburn
12.30.16
Photo

Rare Photos of Black Activism from the 60s

'North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South' spotlights moments in the fight against discrimination, focusing on areas of the country where the struggle for civil rights has been ignored by the history books.
Chase Hall
11.20.16
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