Activists are everywhere. You might be one, and you may not even know it! Activism can include anything from protesting to donating to volunteering. But what is the difference between these types of activism? In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the different forms that activism takes on and what each type looks like in practice.
Do you ever feel like there are so many types of activism that it’s hard to keep up? There is direct action, civil disobedience, boycotts, letter-writing campaigns. Let me help by breaking down the most popular types of activism into a list.
-Direct Action: this type of activism seeks to involve people in resolving a problem and usually includes nonviolent demonstrations or protests.
-Civil Disobedience: also known as noncompliance with unjust laws or regulations. This can be refusing to obey an order from an authority figure who has violated one’s rights and/or refusing service for reasons such as race, gender identity, sexual orientation, etcetera. A good example is Rosa Parks not giving up her seat on the bus because she was African American.
-Letter-writing and grassroots campaigns
It’s time to take action. Do you know where your closest protest is? What are the signs that say “too many people in power and not enough underprivileged ones, please help us fix this problem”? You should find out because we need more activists like you!
There are too many injustices happening in our world today. We need your voice to be heard so that these problems can get fixed; activism is calling for all of us to act now. Call on all of your friends and family members to join the fight against injustice! Join me – it’s time for a change.
I am your average American, and I will tell you what I do for my activism. This is not a bragging post or an attempt to show off; this is me trying to give you some ideas of how someone like me can get involved in the political process.
-Go on social media and share articles that are informative about politics from multiple sides of the aisle; commenting with your opinion on posts will help others see different perspectives as well as educate them on other issues they may have missed out on hearing about.
Sharing these types of articles also gives people who don’t go out looking for news a chance to learn more about what’s going on in their government, leading to voting at election time or contacting representatives later when necessary.