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An Activism Effort is a social effort undertaken to achieve social change that is deemed positive by disinterested moral people.



  • (ChatGPT-OpenAi, 2023) ⇒
    • Activism is the act of promoting, impeding, directing, or intervening in social, political, economic, or environmental change or reform, often with the goal of making improvements in society. Activists engage in various activities to raise awareness, promote change, or challenge the status quo in various areas, such as human rights, environmental protection, and social justice.
    • Some examples of activism include:
      • Civil rights activism: Advocating for the rights of marginalized communities, such as the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the United States led by figures like Martin Luther King Jr.
      • Environmental activism: Campaigning for environmental protection and sustainability, such as the efforts of Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement.
      • Women's rights activism: Advocating for gender equality and women's rights, such as the Women's March and the work of Malala Yousafzai.
      • LGBTQ+ rights activism: Fighting for equal rights and representation for the LGBTQ+ community, as seen in the Stonewall riots and the work of organizations like Human Rights Campaign.
      • Animal rights activism: Promoting animal welfare and fighting against animal cruelty, with organizations like PETA and the Animal Liberation Front.


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    • An activism effort refers to a specific action, campaign, or initiative undertaken by individuals or groups to promote, impede, direct, or intervene in social, political, economic, or environmental change. Activism efforts often involve raising awareness, mobilizing public opinion, advocating for policy changes, or challenging the status quo in various areas.
    • Here are some examples of activism efforts, including political activism and peace activism:
      • [[Political activism:
        1. .The Civil Rights Movement in the United States, which fought for racial equality and an end to racial segregation through nonviolent protests, marches, and acts of civil disobedience.
        2. . The Arab Spring, a series of pro-democracy protests and uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa that began in 2010, aimed at overthrowing authoritarian regimes and promoting political reforms.
        3. . Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement, which started in 2014 as a series of protests demanding greater political autonomy and democratic reforms for the semi-autonomous region.
      • Peace activism:
          1. . The anti-nuclear movement, which advocates for nuclear disarmament and the abolition of nuclear weapons through public protests, awareness campaigns, and lobbying efforts targeting governments and international organizations.
          2. . The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), an organization founded in 1915 that focuses on promoting peace, disarmament, gender equality, and social justice through advocacy, education, and collaboration with other peace organizations.
          3. . The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a coalition of non-governmental organizations that played a crucial role in the development and adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which aims to prohibit and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons.


  • (Wikipedia, 2023) ⇒ Retrieved:2023-4-13.
    • Activism (or Advocacy) consists of efforts to promote, impede, direct or intervene in social, political, economic or environmental reform with the desire to make changes in society toward a perceived greater good. Forms of activism range from mandate building in a community (including writing letters to newspapers), petitioning elected officials, running or contributing to a political campaign, preferential patronage (or boycott) of businesses, and demonstrative forms of activism like rallies, street marches, strikes, sit-ins, or hunger strikes.

      Activism may be performed on a day-to-day basis in a wide variety of ways, including through the creation of art (artivism), computer hacking (hacktivism), or simply in how one chooses to spend their money (economic activism). For example, the refusal to buy clothes or other merchandise from a company as a protest against the exploitation of workers by that company could be considered an expression of activism. However, the most highly visible and impactful activism often comes in the form of collective action, in which numerous individuals coordinate an act of protest together in order to make a bigger impact. Collective action that is purposeful, organized, and sustained over a period of time becomes known as a social movement.[1]

      Historically, activists have used literature, including pamphlets, tracts, and books to disseminate or propagate their messages and attempt to persuade their readers of the justice of their cause. Research has now begun to explore how contemporary activist groups use social media to facilitate civic engagement and collective action combining politics with technology.[2] [3] Left-wing and right-wing online activists often use different tactics. Hashtag activism and offline protest are more common on the left. Working strategically with partisan media, migrating to alternative platforms, and manipulation of mainstream media are more common on the right.[4] In addition, the perception of increased left-wing activism in science and academia may decrease conservative trust in science and motivate some forms of conservative activism, including on college campuses.[5][6] Some scholars have also shown how the influence of very wealthy Americans is a form of activism.[7][8]

      Separating activism and terrorism can be difficult and has been described as a 'fine line'.

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  4. Freelon, Deen; Marwick, Alice; Kreiss, Daniel (4 September 2020). "False equivalencies: Online activism from left to right". Science. 369 (6508): 1197–1201. Bibcode:2020Sci...369.1197F. doi:10.1126/science.abb2428. PMID 32883863. S2CID 221471947.
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  6. Ince, Jelani; Finlay, Brandon M.; Rojas, Fabio (2018). "College campus activism: Distinguishing between liberal reformers and conservative crusaders". Sociology Compass. 12 (9): e12603. doi:10.1111/soc4.12603. ISSN 1751-9020. S2CID 150160691.
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  8. Scully, Maureen; Rothenberg, Sandra; Beaton, Erynn E.; Tang, Zhi (20 March 2017). "Mobilizing the Wealthy: Doing "Privilege Work" and Challenging the Roots of Inequality". Business & Society. 57 (6): 1075–1113.