Exciting stuff guys!
This blog post was not scheduled ahead of time and is additional but its because I’ve found new information that has been awesome to read and I want to draw your attention to it!
First of all, I want you to consider the concept of physical activism and think about the bodily experience of protest.
I read this incredible post and not only did it echo my sentiments on the usefulness of online activism but it also really opened my eyes to an entirely different perspective on bodily experiences with regards to getting involved in change. Criticism of ‘slacktivism’ comes from those who are able-bodied with negative world views as Heather said.
Secondly, as I’ve stated previously ‘slacktivism’ is not an answer to, or coverall method of activism… And even the sites that I’ve referenced in previous blogs are not necessarily able to fix or change everything they aim to even with all their resources. This article has genuinely influenced my opinion on online activism’s place in the world of social change. We will always need to adapt and adopt change. Hell it’s what we’re all fighting for anyway so we need to be aware that the things we once did that worked, may not work again. Take virality and consider the fact that some famous YouTubers will always be successful, but that most are one-hit-wonders.
The same goes for social innovation. It’s not called social innovation for no reason. Let’s focus on the innovation part.
I’m so keen to hear what’s worked for you on any project big or small. Hit me up.