We live in a world where people are marginalized and silenced on a daily. To make a change, we need to be proactive about our activism. We can do this by being unapologetic about who we are as activists while also standing up for those pushed out of activism because they couldn’t afford it. We can do this by shifting how we view success from individualistic narratives to collective stories that highlight the power of solidarity.
This blog post will provide you with a list of activist success stories, including an intro paragraph followed by three paragraphs per story that will each talk about one victory or milestone reached through their work as an activist. The goal is for these successes to inspire you, so keep reading!
We are excited to share with you some of our favorite activist success stories. We hope that they inspire you and encourage you to keep fighting for the causes that matter most to your heart!
-The Audre Lorde Project is a Brooklyn; New York-based organization focused on supporting LGBTQIA+ people and their allies by providing space for community organizing, activism, education, coalition building across differences. They host events such as “Queer Coffee Hours,” “An Evening of Queer Music,” and “Pizza Party: A Conversation about being an Ally.”
-Feminist Campus strives to create feminist spaces on college campuses through online resources, social media campaigns, and hosting live events. This year Feminist Campus has hosted two conferences in Los Angeles
It’s not always easy to be an activist, but some people have found success in their efforts to make the world a better place. Let me tell you about one of them:
Avaaz is an international campaigning group that uses popular media and technology like Facebook and Twitter to cultivate political activism worldwide.
They were founded in 2007 by Res Publica, MoveOn, and other NGOs from across the globe. When Avaaz started, they had only 15 staff members. Now they employ over 150 full-time campaigners with offices worldwide, including Amsterdam, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, and others! What began as a small group of activists has grown into a global movement with hundreds of thousands dedicated.
This blog post is a collection of stories from activists who have had some success in their work. They are not all famous or super well-known, but they made the world just a little better than before. We hope that these examples will inspire you to keep fighting for what you believe in and never give up!
A group of students at Pomona College demanded change on campus policies about sexual harassment and assault, an artist protesting against nuclear energy plants by creating paintings with radioactive paint, one woman’s fight against the toxic waste industry in her community.
The power of activism is not a myth. The success stories from the relatively young movement show just how much power ordinary people have when they work together to change things. From campaigns like Black Lives Matter, which has helped diminish police violence in some cities, to the recent Women’s March on Washington D.C., where millions around the world united for women’s rights and human rights, these are just two examples of how activism can make a difference!
Activists have always been a part of the process, but often their impact is not known. Here are some more brief stories of successful activism that you don’t hear about in the news. The first story is about how activists could get an oil pipeline shut down by rallying people together and pressuring Congress for months on end. Next, we’ll explore what happens when activists successfully organize against military interventionism. Lastly, there was a small town’s success with fighting off fracking within their borders.
As these stories show, there are many ways that activism can be effective – from organizing around causes like environmental justice to influencing your local government officials! No matter who you are or where you live, all it takes is one person to start making change.
The right to vote, the right to health care, and the right to protest are all rights that have been fought for and won by activists. The fight continues as activists worldwide continue to rise to create a more just society.
In recent years there has been an increase in activism due to various factors such as social media making it easier for people with shared interests or values of what they want their community to be like, easier access, and knowledge of how these movements work. Activism is not always easy, but with persistence, anything can be accomplished.