Activism

Definition

Activism involves taking actions in an effort to bring about social or political change.

Activism is done in many ways. Some people form protests, while others might create art. Some people teach about their issues, while other people write about them. Some people organize groups of like-minded people to work on common goals; other people do activism on their own. There are as many ways to do activism for your cause as there are ways and venues to communicate in. Each way that people do activism has different impacts on different people, so there may be many different strategies used to achieve a larger goal.

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  • Case example: The Ransom Notes countercampaign was activism.

  • Case example: The recent protests of Goodwill’s use of sheltered workshops was also activism.

  • Case example: The work over the past decade by self-advocates with intellectual disabilities to have the r-word removed from state laws was activism.

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