Want to create kick ass activist campaigns that get results? Right this way…
I’m optimistic. I believe that many people are inherently kind-hearted and want to help others but often feel lost as to exactly how, especially when so many of us feel overwhelmed with our own day-to-day lives. This guide distills the absolute basics when it comes to making positive changes through grassroots activism. My aim is to inspire you as much as possible whilst also giving you a practical framework to follow. People are saying good things about it.*
The guide includes:
- Suggestions for thinking up smart, responsible solutions to base your activism around
- Practical guides to raising awareness, forming groups, lobbying decision makers, staging protests, volunteering and working with the media
- Cautionary advice about working with statistics, research, and guidance on finding compelling evidence to back up your goals
- A “When things go wrong” section details some barriers and common criticisms you’ll come across
- Interviews with a handful of successful activists, including Sarah Maple and the Guerrilla Girls
The guide is free to download. I’ve created it on my own so it’s not affiliated to any organisation. If you’d like to make a voluntary donation towards the work please donate it to the following charity who provide emergency healthcare to disadvantaged children in Iraq: Pre-emptive Love.
*From forthwritten: “It’s written as an introduction but more experienced activists will probably get something out of it too, and is clear, direct and explains issues without over-simplifying them.”
From Dean’s World: “While I’m sure not everyone shares her politics (libertarianish liberalism), I think her practical guidelines are pretty darned good. She writes with an engineer’s logic and sensibility, which is hardly surprising given her background. But with a good sense of humor and reasonable humility too. Good practical non-nonsense stuff is hard to find in this arena.”
Pick Your Battle is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License (i.e. you can share this freely as long as you attribute the author and don’t make any money from it).