Through amazing guest speaker sessions, get informed on social justice issues to take action effectively!
The first step to being an activist is understanding both sides of the issues your trying to resolve. So from June 28 to August 23, Take Action Inc. is hosting Free Activism Workshops: Learn About Social Justice Issues and How to Create Meaningful Change. These workshops are for youth of ages 12 to 18 (please contact us if you would like to attend but do not fit the age range), and they will occur every Saturday or Sunday for an hour. Each workshop will focus on one issue or activism skill to help you understand the social and political landscape around you so that you can participate in activism even if you are quarantined. These workshops will be interactive, creating opportunities for you to engage in activism during the workshops and will feature inspiring and accomplished guest speakers, like professional activists, leaders of social organizations, policymakers, and more. Lastly, we will help you implement what you learn by helping you create a social venture project to address an issue in your community. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
Sunday, June 28 4pm-5pm EST: How to Participate in Activism during the COVID-19 Pandemic & Phone Banking for Black Lives Matter
Take Action Inc. Founder & Executive Director Ishikaa Kothari will present on and facilitate a discussion on the importance of activism and civic engagement, describing the role of activism in history and various forms of activism. She will explain ways to take action during the COVID-19 pandemic and in one's community. The second half of the workshop will be devoted to contacting policymakers via call and email, demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless other Black people who lost their lives from police brutality. This is an opportunity to help tackle the United State's system of institutionalized racism and fight for a juster tomorrow, especially for the Black community, while honing one's communication and leadership skills.
Saturday, July 11 4pm-5pm EST: Learn How to Use Art to Advocate and Take Action Against Mass-Incarceration and Criminal Injustice with ARTE Founder & Executive Director Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario
Learn about artivism and how to use art to advocate and take action with ARTE Founder & Executive Director Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario. The focus of this workshop will be on mass-incarceration and the criminal (in)justice system. Together, we will create zines and create impactful art pieces that share ideas, effectively raise awareness about issues, and advocate for dismantling systems of oppression.
Saturday, July 25 2pm-3pm EST: Criminal Justice Reform and Racial Justice Education with Equal Justice Initiative
Learn about criminal justice reform, racial justice, and how to get involved in helping to create justice with Equal Justice Initiative! Education is an essential to achieving equality and justice for all people and dismantling systems of oppression.
We will have other workshops the following Saturdays and Sundays, but are waiting for confirmation from our guest speakers. Our other workshops will cover voter registration, climate change & sustainability, gender inequality, indigenous rights, and LGBT+ rights. We will let you know when we have confirmed the date.