10 Viral YouTube Videos for Social Change

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Many a video campaign has relied on a celebrity narrating a heartfelt story over footage of a heartbreaking scene. (Think Sally Struthers asking you to sponsor a child in Africa.) But precious few change agents can get that kind of star power behind their cause. And if today's top social … [Read more...]

Grace Lee Boggs: The Evolution of a Revolutionary

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Grace Lee Boggs is an American treasure. She also happens to be an author, a feminist, and a lifelong activist for social change. And, with Boggs, "lifelong" means just that as she turned 98 on June 27. As a young firebrand in the 1940s and 1950s, Boggs worked alongside C.L.R. James and Raya … [Read more...]

For the 99%: The Occupy Movement Documented

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As we come up on the two-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street', a number of documentaries serve to reconnect us to the energy and passion that sparked the movement. From the encampments to the arrests, the movement's voices have been captured and collected in films with varying focuses. Here's a … [Read more...]

#OccupyGEZI: A Solidarity Movement Emerges in Turkey

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In response to what they felt was government overreach, Turkish citizens came together and stood firm in Istanbul's Gezi Square to protest. Filmmaker Deniz Tarsus captured it. … [Read more...]

Center for a New American Dream’s Guide to Going Local

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Many people believe that change only happens at the grassroots, local level. It's a sort of trickle-up notion and it definitely has merit. City councils, local businesses, community action networks, school boards... these elements exist as a reflection and a reaction to the citizens of any given … [Read more...]