Understanding Movements for Social Change:

An Interview with Sean Thomas-Breitfeld This interview was conducted by Nell Edgington and reposted from Social Velocity. To read the full interview, click here. Nell: What is the role of leadership in movement and network building? How do you balance the need for organic and distributed power with the need for someone (or multiple someones) to provide […]

#BlackLivesMatter: It’s More Than a Hashtag

Written by Alvin Young This week, I had the opportunity to join the Progressive Technology Project’s webinar on #BlackLivesMatter. BLM Co-Founder, Alicia Garza, explained how #BlackLivesMatter is a tool to address the dehumanization of black people throughout the United States. Armed with a robust social media strategy, #BlackLivesMatter provides a platform for the voiceless, and the millions oppressed […]

Celebrating Successes AND Failures of Occupy Wall Street at 2nd Anniversary

Written by Caitlin Endyke As we mark the second anniversary of the start of the first encampments in Zuccotti Park that sparked the movement now known as “Occupy Wall Street” (though its reach represented a much wider geographic area than downtown Manhattan), Rick Cohen at Nonprofit Quarterly reflects on the movement’s successes and failures thus far.  […]

For Full Inclusion and Equality, Must Look Beyond Marriage

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld Like many other LGBT people, I’m eagerly awaiting the Supreme Court’s rulings on same-sex marriage. If the Court supports the right to marry, it will be very validating for me and my partner to be able to have our relationship legally recognized throughout this country. But beyond this huge symbolic value, winning on […]

Learning How to ACT UP

Written by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld I first saw the documentary United in Anger: A History of ACT UP a year ago. As I watched the film, I was engrossed in the story of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power. I was inspired by the successes of this movement that made it possible for an HIV diagnosis to not be […]

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