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Do petitions do anything?

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/us/online-petitions-activism.html

An article on the New York Times today looks at Change.org and whether online petition campaigns are truly effective. The answer is a qualified yes. “No president is going to do an about-face on a major policy because of 20,000 signatures,” he wrote. “But coupling that petition with other tactics like protests, rallies, phone calls, […]

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C4AA Fundamentals #6: Process

First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not…. Habit is persistence in practice – Octavia E. Butler Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert give some pointers on developing a creative practice. In arts and activism the product gets all the glory. In the art world, an artist’s talent […]

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C4AA Fundamentals Webinar #4: What we’ve learned from history

Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert dug back into social movements through the ages. What did they discover? All successful activism has been artistic activism. Through examples, going back thousands of years, we’ll examine the lessons from creative movements of the past, finding the kernels of ideas you can apply in your work today. Many workshop […]

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C4AA Fundamentals Webinar #3: What is Artistic Activism?

What do we mean when we say “artistic activism” anyway? Through looking at disparate examples, the founders of the Center for Artistic Activism expand the thinking on the the ways creativity can affect power. (Many past participants cite this section as one of the most inspiring.) But we also talk about common mistakes in thinking […]

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C4AA Fundamentals Webinar #2: Building a Creative Campaign

Founders of the Center for Artistic Activism discuss how an effective campaign for change is structured. We cover goals, objectives, tactics, and strategy and how you can use these concepts in your creative practice and/or collective organizing. C4AA Fundamentals is a free webinar series is designed to cover the core concepts of artistic activism for […]

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C4AA Fundamentals Webinar: How to Use Creativity in Organizing

[This webinar was held on November 10, 2016, but it’s still relevant and reviews fundamental principles of artistic activism]. The founders of the Center for Artistic Activism discussed basic principles of using creativity in organizing and pitfalls to avoid. This webinar is designed to provide some structure to your thinking and planning around how to […]

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