Portland, Maine’s Rising Tide Brewery supports ‘economic development, LGBTQ+ rights, BIPOC equality … and stewardship of Maine’s natural environment.’
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And you thought you were just going out for a beer.
Self-expression and storytelling are among the primary objectives that young aspiring activists seek to achieve online.
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For some teens on social media, TikTok and Twitter aren’t all about selfies or the latest craze in online “challenges.” Some teens are using social media to advocate for social justice.
Students rally for fossil fuel-free energy at the University of California, San Diego.
When people work together, they can move governments to action. Just ask the suffragettes. Still, few people do it. A psychologist explains why, and how to turn that around.
The Ontario Assembly on Workplace Democracy examined how everyday people experience work and what they want done to make work better and their voices heard.
Improving the ability for worker’s voices and perspectives to be heard in the workplace could have wide ranging benefits for employers and broader society at large.
Ghana’s protest culture has grown along with the spread of social media.
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Digital activism can be fruitful if it is followed up by practical and strategic offline actions.
Women in rural areas have limited access to the internet.
Only a small percentage of women in rural areas have access to the Internet, so participation in online activism is limited to urban centres.
Personal action is important. Collective action that encourages systemic change can go even farther.
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How well people exercise their agency will determine the severity of global warming – and its consequences.
Protesters gather at Indiana University in June 2021 to demonstrate against mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for students, staff and faculty.
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Subtly shifting the crafting and delivery of public health messaging on COVID-19 vaccines could go a long way toward persuading many of the unvaccinated to get the shot.
Parents may want to talk to teachers about their family structure, and what their child calls each parent, before the start of the school year.
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Parents often think about a school’s quality, class sizes, safety and extracurriculars. LGBTQ parents may also want to know their family will be respected.
Thousands gather in downtown Toronto in 2006 for a candlelight vigil to remember those who have died from AIDS.
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The HIV In My Day project preserves the early history of the HIV/AIDS pandemic through the personal stories of long-term survivors and caregivers.
Autism awareness campaigns often portray autistic people negatively as mysterious puzzles to be solved. In contrast, the rainbow infinity symbol celebrates neurodiversity.
Instead of supporting autism through awareness campaigns that may portray autistic people negatively, consider learning about initiatives led by autistic people themselves. Here are five ways to start.
The use of coal for electric power has been declining fast in the U.S.
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Contrary to popular belief, falling natural gas prices didn’t significantly accelerate coal power plant retirements. Here’s what did.
Canada’s Vasek Pospisil returns a shot to Italy’s Jannik Sinner, during the final match of the 2020 Sofia Open on Nov. 14, 2020.
The establishment of a professional tennis players’ association that advocates on behalf of professional athletes brings to the foreground the conflict between athletes’ needs and corporate interests.
People lose faith in science when it takes a political side.
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When the scientific establishment gets involved in partisan politics, surveys suggest, there are unintended consequences – especially for conservatives.
Fat activists argue fat is the most appropriate word to describe their bodies.
The British Psychological Society is calling for a language change, from ‘obese people’ to ‘people living with obesity’. But using the word obesity can reinforce rather than prevent stigma.
The Australian government refers to asylum seekers who arrived by boat as ‘illegal’ entrants.
Asylum seekers are not permanent residents and have to pay full fees for university courses. Just as doctors led the campaign to get kids off Nauru, academics can advocate for access to education.
Ben & Jerry’s opened Art for Justice, which highlights the need for criminal justice reform and features art by formerly incarcerated artists.
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Today, companies often take stances on social issues. A professor of brand responsibility compares ally brands with advocates.
Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio has made fighting rape a priority.
Sierra Leone has declared a national emergency to combat rape and sexual violence.
Despite high profile child abuse cases in Rochdale, Rotherham and Telford, lessons are not being learned and the failings of those investigations are being repeated.
In many countries around the world, government agencies work in partnership with NGOs to deliver public services such as health, education and sanitation for communities.
A new regulation makes it easier for the government to contract local NGOs.