Social Movements & Change

Collection by The Sociological Cinema • Last updated 7 days ago

618 
Pins
 • 
9.73k 
Followers
The Sociological Cinema
Social Mvmts: The Tweets
Social Mvmts: The Environmental Movement
Social Mvmts: Disability Rights Movement
Social Mvmts: The Gun Control Movement
Social Mvmts: Baltimore Uprising (1968)
Social Mvmts: Arab Spring (2010 - 2014)
Social Mvmts: The Charts
Social Mvmts: Algerian Independence Movement
Social Mvmts: Freedom Summer (1964)
Social Mvmts: Monson Motor Lodge Pool Protest (1964)
Social Mvmts: Harlem Uprising (1964)
Social Mvmts: March Against Fear (1966)
Social Mvmts: The Cairo Uprising (1967)
Social Mvmts: The Detroit Rebellion (1967)
Social Mvmts: Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike (1968)
Social Mvmts: Resurrection City (1968)
Social Mvmts: Los Angeles Civil Unrest (1992)
Other Pins

Social Mvmts: The Tweets

~ @RBReich

Your reminder that tear gas is a chemical weapon banned in war.

~ @RBReich

A friend once shared what she called the Parable of the Choir: A choir can sing a beautiful note impossibly long because singers can individually drop out to breathe as necessary and the note goes on. Social justice activism should be like that, she said. That's stuck with me.  ~ @hungover_the

A friend once shared what she called the Parable of the Choir: A choir can sing a beautiful note impossibly long because singers can individually drop out to breathe as necessary and the note goes on. Social justice activism should be like that, she said. That's stuck with me. ~ @hungover_the

(2 of 2) People were offended by him speaking truth to power, calling attention to and engaging nonviolence to end racism, war and poverty. In fact, his 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' was in response to clergy who called him an "outside agitator." #MLK  ~ @BerniceKing

(2 of 2) People were offended by him speaking truth to power, calling attention to and engaging nonviolence to end racism, war and poverty. In fact, his 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' was in response to clergy who called him an "outside agitator." #MLK ~ @BerniceKing

(1 of 2) Someone tweeted to me that my father "didn't offend people." At the time Daddy was killed, a poll reflected that he was the most hated man in America. Most hated. Many who quote him now & use him to deter justice would likely hate him too if they truly studied #MLK #MLK50Forward  ~ @BerniceKing

(1 of 2) Someone tweeted to me that my father "didn't offend people." At the time Daddy was killed, a poll reflected that he was the most hated man in America. Most hated. Many who quote him now & use him to deter justice would likely hate him too if they truly studied #MLK #MLK50Forward ~ @BerniceKing

Being a good ally as a white faculty member can be as simple as not letting Black faculty members be talked over or whitesplained to during meetings. Don't wait until AFTER the meeting to tell the Black faculty member you "feel bad" or "should have said something." DO it.  ~ @DrRubidium

Being a good ally as a white faculty member can be as simple as not letting Black faculty members be talked over or whitesplained to during meetings. Don't wait until AFTER the meeting to tell the Black faculty member you "feel bad" or "should have said something." DO it. ~ @DrRubidium

Ah yes, cancel culture: formerly known as "consequences"  ~ @britrbennett

Ah yes, cancel culture: formerly known as "consequences" ~ @britrbennett

I have two questions about Space Force: 1) When will Puerto Rico have electricity? 2) When will Flint have clean water?  ~ @PoliteMelanie

I have two questions about Space Force: 1) When will Puerto Rico have electricity? 2) When will Flint have clean water? ~ @PoliteMelanie

"Just a reminder that a 'nonviolent' protest isn't a protest that's supposed to make you feel warm & fuzzy afterwards. One of the primary points of protest is to make people uncomfortable with conditions as they exist.  Don't conflate nonviolence & comfort."  ~ @ClintSmithIII

"Just a reminder that a 'nonviolent' protest isn't a protest that's supposed to make you feel warm & fuzzy afterwards. One of the primary points of protest is to make people uncomfortable with conditions as they exist. Don't conflate nonviolence & comfort." ~ @ClintSmithIII

Social Mvmts: The Environmental Movement

"These Kids Should Be in School Instead of Protesting," say people so tantalizingly close to getting the point.  ~ The Onion, on Greta Thunberg's climate activism

"These Kids Should Be in School Instead of Protesting," say people so tantalizingly close to getting the point. ~ The Onion, on Greta Thunberg's climate activism

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old leader of a global protest against inaction on climate change, marched at a rally, September 20, 2019. Around the world, millions of other people joined her.  Photo credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / AP — in New York, New York.

"Green New Deal"

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old leader of a global protest against inaction on climate change, marched at a rally, September 20, 2019. Around the world, millions of other people joined her. Photo credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / AP — in New York, New York.

Protesters march during a Fridays for Future rally against climate change, September 20, 2019.  Photo credit: Michele Spatari / AFP — in Johannesburg.

"Protect Our Climate, Water, and Health"

Protesters march during a Fridays for Future rally against climate change, September 20, 2019. Photo credit: Michele Spatari / AFP — in Johannesburg.

Children shout slogans as they participate in a climate strike, September 20, 2019.  Photo credit: Laurène Becquart / AFP — at New Delhi.

"Be a part of the solution, NOT part of the pollution"

Children shout slogans as they participate in a climate strike, September 20, 2019. Photo credit: Laurène Becquart / AFP — at New Delhi.

at Palace of Westminster.  Photo credit: Brigit Maas

"For my future!"

at Palace of Westminster. Photo credit: Brigit Maas

This image from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, shows one of more than 50 protests planned across UK calling for urgent action on climate change. In the days leading to the protesters, school leaders warn students they should not miss lessons to take part, February 2019.  Photo credit: PA — in Huddersfield.

"You say you love your children but you are destroying their future."

This image from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, shows one of more than 50 protests planned across UK calling for urgent action on climate change. In the days leading to the protesters, school leaders warn students they should not miss lessons to take part, February 2019. Photo credit: PA — in Huddersfield.

Social Mvmts: Disability Rights Movement

"Include Disabled People in Activism," The 17-year-old behind @elliewheels, Ellie uses her Instagram account to bring visibility to disability rights, women's rights, and LGBTQ rights, c. March 2018.  Photo credit: Blair B. Brown

"Include Disabled People in Activism," The 17-year-old behind @elliewheels, Ellie uses her Instagram account to bring visibility to disability rights, women's rights, and LGBTQ rights, c. March 2018. Photo credit: Blair B. Brown

"Disabled Women Matter" "They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds," at the Women's March on Washington, January 21, 2017.  Photo credit: @Kristin_Duquette, on Instagram — in Washington, District of Columbia.

"Disabled Women Matter" "They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds," at the Women's March on Washington, January 21, 2017. Photo credit: @Kristin_Duquette, on Instagram — in Washington, District of Columbia.

"The Revolution Is Wheelchair Accessible," The Women's March on Washington, January 21, 2017.

"The Revolution Is Wheelchair Accessible," The Women's March on Washington, January 21, 2017.

The Sociological Cinema

St. Louis Rally - "Fix the System, Not Me." Follow this link to find a short video and analysis of how discourses on disability are being disrupted but don't go nearly far enough.

"The Revolution Will Be Wheelchair Accessible"  Source: The Equality Institute

"The Revolution Will Be Wheelchair Accessible" Source: The Equality Institute

Disability activists abandon their wheelchairs and mobility devices and crawl up the 83 stone steps of the U.S. Capital Building demanding the passage of the American with Disability Act, March 12, 1990.

The Sociological Cinema

girljanitor: “ mattreadsthings: “ historicaltimes: “ “Disability activists abandon their wheelchairs and mobility devices and crawl up the 83 stone steps of the U.S. Capital Building demanding the...

Scores of disabled people on crutches and in wheelchairs fought police in La Paz, Bolivia’s capital, over demands for better welfare support, injuring several and fuelling anger against the state. [click on this image to find a short video, which explores what it would be like ablebodied people were a minority]

Disabled Protesters Vs. Riot Police

These photos are unreal. A protest in Bolivia demanding rights for the disabled turned violent yesterday as hundreds of people in wheelchairs and crutches clashed with riot police.

"American Dream Must Be Accessible," "No body left behind," at the Oakland Women's March, January 21, 2017.  Photo credit: @lizhenry, on Twitter

"American Dream Must Be Accessible," "No body left behind," at the Oakland Women's March, January 21, 2017. Photo credit: @lizhenry, on Twitter

"The Largest Minority"

"The Largest Minority"

ADAPT (Americans Disabled for Accessible Public Transit) activists, 1978

ADAPT (Americans Disabled for Accessible Public Transit) activists, 1978

Social Mvmts: The Gun Control Movement

A doctored animation of Parkland shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez ripping the US Constitution in two went viral on social media.  "#EmmaGonzalez Proudly shredding The Constitution. Horrifying to every educated American."  ~ @LindaCo03364065  [Image description: The left frame is an original image of Emma Gonzalez tearing up a bullseye used for target practice. The right frame is a Photoshopped image of her tearing up the US Constitution.]

A doctored animation of Parkland shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez ripping the US Constitution in two went viral on social media. "#EmmaGonzalez Proudly shredding The Constitution. Horrifying to every educated American." ~ @LindaCo03364065 [Image description: The left frame is an original image of Emma Gonzalez tearing up a bullseye used for target practice. The right frame is a Photoshopped image of her tearing up the US Constitution.]

"I have schizophrenia, and I am NOT a monster! Stop blaming mental health for a gun problem," March 2018.  Photo credit: ithelpstodream, on Tumblr

"I have schizophrenia, and I am NOT a monster! Stop blaming mental health for a gun problem," March 2018. Photo credit: ithelpstodream, on Tumblr

"Prayers and thoughts don't save lives," Students from Montgomery Blair High School march down Colesville Road in support of gun-reform legislation, February 21, 2018.  Photo credit: Win McNamee / Getty — in Silver Spring, Maryland.

"Prayers and thoughts don't save lives," Students from Montgomery Blair High School march down Colesville Road in support of gun-reform legislation, February 21, 2018. Photo credit: Win McNamee / Getty — in Silver Spring, Maryland.

"Protect kids, not guns," Some of the hundreds of West Boca High School students arrive at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after they walked there in honor of the 17 students shot dead, February 20, 2018.  Photo credit: Joe Raedle / Getty — in Parkland, Florida.

"Protect kids, not guns," Some of the hundreds of West Boca High School students arrive at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after they walked there in honor of the 17 students shot dead, February 20, 2018. Photo credit: Joe Raedle / Getty — in Parkland, Florida.

"Gun control is a public health issue," School students from Montgomery County, Maryland, in suburban Washington, rally in solidarity with those affected by the shooting at Parkland High School in Florida, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., February 21, 2018.  Photo credit: J. Scott Applewhite / AP — in Washington, District of Columbia.

"Gun control is a public health issue," School students from Montgomery County, Maryland, in suburban Washington, rally in solidarity with those affected by the shooting at Parkland High School in Florida, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., February 21, 2018. Photo credit: J. Scott Applewhite / AP — in Washington, District of Columbia.

"It's easier to buy a gun than my education"

"It's easier to buy a gun than my education"

"When I said I'd rather die than go to Math class that was hyperbole, assholes" #MarchForOurLives, March 24, 2018.  Photo credit: @rachelrose094

"When I said I'd rather die than go to Math class that was hyperbole, assholes" #MarchForOurLives, March 24, 2018. Photo credit: @rachelrose094

Social Mvmts: Baltimore Uprising (1968)

Mapping the 1968 Baltimore Riots: Incident Locations  [Was the turmoil in Baltimore a riot, an uprising, a rebellion, part of a social movement, or was it an insurrection? Whatever frame we choose has important consequences for the shape of things to come. Check out this short clip and analysis on this topic]  Source: Miller, 2011 / Magill, Alexandra. 2013."Historical and Contemporary Modes of Racism in Baltimore, Maryland."

Framing the Turmoil in London and the Politics of Signification

Tags: class , crime/law/deviance , discourse/language , goffman , government/the state , inequality , knowledge , media , race/ethnicity , social mvmts/social change/resistance , theory , violence ,...

A National Guardsman can do little as a shop burns out of control amid the 1968 riots. Insurers estimated damage in Baltimore at $8 million to $10 million during the unrest. The immediate cause of the rioting was the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4.  Photo credit: William H. Mortimer / Baltimore Sun

A National Guardsman can do little as a shop burns out of control amid the 1968 riots. Insurers estimated damage in Baltimore at $8 million to $10 million during the unrest. The immediate cause of the rioting was the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4. Photo credit: William H. Mortimer / Baltimore Sun

432 North Avenue, amidst the #BaltimoreRiots, April 6 - April 14, 1968. The immediate cause of the rioting was the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4.  Source: Hearst Corporation

432 North Avenue, amidst the #BaltimoreRiots, April 6 - April 14, 1968. The immediate cause of the rioting was the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4. Source: Hearst Corporation

A peace rally amidst the Baltimore riots, April 6 - April 14, 1968. The immediate cause of the rioting was the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4.  Source: Hearst Corporation

A peace rally amidst the Baltimore riots, April 6 - April 14, 1968. The immediate cause of the rioting was the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4. Source: Hearst Corporation

A man is patted down in front of a store with "Soul Brother" written on the window, amidst the Baltimore riots, April 6 - April 14, 1968. The immediate cause of the rioting was the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4.  Source: Hearst Corporation

A man is patted down in front of a store with "Soul Brother" written on the window, amidst the Baltimore riots, April 6 - April 14, 1968. The immediate cause of the rioting was the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4. Source: Hearst Corporation

General George Gelston and community volunteers who offered to help quell the disorder in Baltimore, April 10, 1968. The immediate cause of the rioting was the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4.  Source: Hearst Corporation

General George Gelston and community volunteers who offered to help quell the disorder in Baltimore, April 10, 1968. The immediate cause of the rioting was the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4. Source: Hearst Corporation

A kerosene fire burns along Lombard Street amidst the #BaltimoreRiots, April 8, 1968. The immediate cause of the rioting was the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4.  Source: Hearst Corporation

A kerosene fire burns along Lombard Street amidst the #BaltimoreRiots, April 8, 1968. The immediate cause of the rioting was the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4. Source: Hearst Corporation

Social Mvmts: Arab Spring (2010 - 2014)

(1 of 2) The Arab Spring - A Full Five Years  Source: The Economist

(1 of 2) The Arab Spring - A Full Five Years Source: The Economist

(2 of 2) The Arab Spring - A Full Five Years  Source: The Economist

(2 of 2) The Arab Spring - A Full Five Years Source: The Economist

Egyptian street art by El Teneen. The Arabic under the super hero's left arm reads “Continuing” and the red on her chest is the letter “thaa,’” which is the the first letter of “thawrah” or “revolution.”

Egyptian street art by El Teneen. The Arabic under the super hero's left arm reads “Continuing” and the red on her chest is the letter “thaa,’” which is the the first letter of “thawrah” or “revolution.”

"Resist and rise...Before you are extinct"    [click on this image to find an award winning, short documentary and analysis of the recent uprising in Bahrain]

A Bahraini Uprising: Shouting in the Dark

_ Tags: globalization , media , nationalism , religion , social mvmts/social change/resistance , violence , war/military , arab spring, bahraini uprising, moral resources, organizational resources,...

The Sociological Cinema

"Will we rise above before we perish?" Follow this link to find a bundle of clips related to the sociological study of social movements and social change.

"Where's the renaissance, Khairat."    Khairat El-Shater is the most powerful man in the Muslim Brotherhood, who promised a renaissance project for Egypt.

"Where's the renaissance, Khairat." Khairat El-Shater is the most powerful man in the Muslim Brotherhood, who promised a renaissance project for Egypt.

Bahraini anti-government protesters standing in tear gas and smoke from burning debris look toward police positions during clashes. Protesters took to the streets in predominantly Shiite areas of Bahrain and set tires alight along a major highway to mark the fourth anniversary of widespread protests calling for reform in the island nation, February 14, 2015 -- at Al Daih, Bahrain.  Photo credit: AP Photo / Hasan Jamali

Bahraini anti-government protesters standing in tear gas and smoke from burning debris look toward police positions during clashes. Protesters took to the streets in predominantly Shiite areas of Bahrain and set tires alight along a major highway to mark the fourth anniversary of widespread protests calling for reform in the island nation, February 14, 2015 -- at Al Daih, Bahrain. Photo credit: AP Photo / Hasan Jamali

The Sociological Cinema

Tahrir Square Country "Freedom of speech" "The moment we stop fighting for each other is the very moment we lose our humanity" Follow this link to find a short documentary exploring the early days...

الحرية ممارسة يومية    Freedom is a daily practice  A Tunisian woman walks past a graffiti which reads, "Freedom is a daily practice". Tunisia boasts of some of the most advanced women's rights in the Arab world, 2011.   Photo credit: Anis Mili / Reuters

الحرية ممارسة يومية Freedom is a daily practice A Tunisian woman walks past a graffiti which reads, "Freedom is a daily practice". Tunisia boasts of some of the most advanced women's rights in the Arab world, 2011. Photo credit: Anis Mili / Reuters

Exhibiting a rare unity, Nigerian Muslims and Christians united in their calls to reinstate the fuel subsidy amid increasing fears of a looming civil war incited by Boko Haram's recent attacks.    Boko Haram a militant organisation based in Nigeria, which seeks to abolish the secular system of government and establish an Islamic state.  — in Nigeria.

Exhibiting a rare unity, Nigerian Muslims and Christians united in their calls to reinstate the fuel subsidy amid increasing fears of a looming civil war incited by Boko Haram's recent attacks. Boko Haram a militant organisation based in Nigeria, which seeks to abolish the secular system of government and establish an Islamic state. — in Nigeria.

The Sociological Cinema

"We want freedom" A woman looks out for riot police during clashes following an anti-government demonstration in Bahrain, December 3, 2012. Follow this link for an award winning, short documentary...

Bahraini anti-government protesters watch for riot police as tires burn near a shopping mall in the western village of Malkiya, Bahrain, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. Bahraini authorities are stepping up security ahead of plans announced by the anti-government opposition to launch a major rebellion Wednesday against the Gulf monarchy.  [click on this image for an award winning, short documentary and analysis of the recent uprising in Bahrain]  Photo credit Hasan Jamali / AP

A Bahraini Uprising: Shouting in the Dark

_ Tags: globalization , media , nationalism , religion , social mvmts/social change/resistance , violence , war/military , arab spring, bahraini uprising, moral resources, organizational resources,...

A child carrying a Bahrain flag and showing the victory sign during a pro-democracy rally. [click on this image for an award winning, short documentary and analysis of the recent uprising in Bahrain]

A Bahraini Uprising: Shouting in the Dark

_ Tags: globalization , media , nationalism , religion , social mvmts/social change/resistance , violence , war/military , arab spring, bahraini uprising, moral resources, organizational resources,...

Molotov Rebellion by Hamad I Mohammed #Reuters #Salmabad #Bahrain #Riot *** Police and protesters clash at a morning procession for Ahmed Ismael Abdulsamad, allegedly killed over the weekend by government forces. [click photo for a short documentary on the Bahraini uprising]

Molotov Rebellion by Hamad I Mohammed #Reuters #Salmabad #Bahrain #Riot *** Police and protesters clash at a morning procession for Ahmed Ismael Abdulsamad, allegedly killed over the weekend by government forces. [click photo for a short documentary on the Bahraini uprising]

A defected soldier, supporting anti-regime protesters, stands guard as women queue at a polling station during presidential elections in Al Hasaba neighborhood in Sanaa February 21, 2012. Yemenis began voting on Tuesday to replace President Ali Abdullah Saleh in an election many hope will give Yemen a chance to rebuild the country. Vice President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi stands uncontested as a consensus candidate. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah.  — in Yemen.

A defected soldier, supporting anti-regime protesters, stands guard as women queue at a polling station during presidential elections in Al Hasaba neighborhood in Sanaa February 21, 2012. Yemenis began voting on Tuesday to replace President Ali Abdullah Saleh in an election many hope will give Yemen a chance to rebuild the country. Vice President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi stands uncontested as a consensus candidate. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah. — in Yemen.

The uprising in Bahrain began on February 14, 2011 with women and men.

The uprising in Bahrain began on February 14, 2011 with women and men.

An anti-regime demonstration in the city of al-Qsair, south-west of Homs where activists say Syrian forces have killed more than 200 people, 2012. Photo credit: Alessio Romenzi/AFP/Getty

An anti-regime demonstration in the city of al-Qsair, south-west of Homs where activists say Syrian forces have killed more than 200 people, 2012. Photo credit: Alessio Romenzi/AFP/Getty

The unrest in Bahrain continues    Riot police and Bahraini anti-government protesters face off Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in the Shiite Muslim village of Sitra, Bahrain. Riot police in Bahrain fired tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades as they clashed with hundreds of opposition supporters, some hurling Molotov cocktails, following the politically charged funeral of a 15-year-old boy. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali) AP [click photo for a short documentary on the Bahraini uprising]

A Bahraini Uprising: Shouting in the Dark

_ Tags: globalization , media , nationalism , religion , social mvmts/social change/resistance , violence , war/military , arab spring, bahraini uprising, moral resources, organizational resources,...

Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman (1979 - ) center, and other demonstrators chant anti-government slogans during a protest in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, January 29, 2011.   In 2011, Tawakkul was the first woman from Yemen to win the Nobel Prize for Peace “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.”  Photo credit: Hani Mohammed / AP

Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman (1979 - ) center, and other demonstrators chant anti-government slogans during a protest in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, January 29, 2011. In 2011, Tawakkul was the first woman from Yemen to win the Nobel Prize for Peace “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.” Photo credit: Hani Mohammed / AP

Here is a powerful new cartoon by the talented Palestinian artist, Mahmoud Salameh, dedicated to the people of Yarmouk camp in Damascus, Syria.

Here is a powerful new cartoon by the talented Palestinian artist, Mahmoud Salameh, dedicated to the people of Yarmouk camp in Damascus, Syria.

"Sorry if our screams disturb your hearing. We will try to die with no sound," from 'the Revolutionaries of Rukn al-Din and al-Salihiyya,' two lower middle class districts in central Damascus, Syria, October 2012.

"Sorry if our screams disturb your hearing. We will try to die with no sound," from 'the Revolutionaries of Rukn al-Din and al-Salihiyya,' two lower middle class districts in central Damascus, Syria, October 2012.

Social Mvmts: The Charts

Source: Pew Research Center

Younger adults and Democrats more likely to have attended a protest in the last month, 2020

Source: Pew Research Center

Social Mvmts: Algerian Independence Movement

Anti-government protests in Algiers, Algeria, with a banner reading “Government go away – students take over,” April 2019. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika bowed to pressure from the military and weeks of popular protests by stepping down from power. The protestors are continuing to call for the removal and prosecution of what they see as corrupt and ineffective elites who have collectively ruled Algeria since independence from France in 1962.  Photo credit: Ramzi Boudina — in Algiers…

Anti-government protests in Algiers, Algeria, with a banner reading “Government go away – students take over,” April 2019. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika bowed to pressure from the military and weeks of popular protests by stepping down from power. The protestors are continuing to call for the removal and prosecution of what they see as corrupt and ineffective elites who have collectively ruled Algeria since independence from France in 1962. Photo credit: Ramzi Boudina — in Algiers…

Social Mvmts: Freedom Summer (1964)

Summer volunteer carpenter Jim Boebel and a local resident post a shotgun watch at the community center against a fire-bomb threat by local whites. Threats were common that summer and local men took turns guarding the community every night, 1964.  Photo credit: Matt Herron — at Mississippi.

Summer volunteer carpenter Jim Boebel and a local resident post a shotgun watch at the community center against a fire-bomb threat by local whites. Threats were common that summer and local men took turns guarding the community every night, 1964. Photo credit: Matt Herron — at Mississippi.

Social Mvmts: Monson Motor Lodge Pool Protest (1964)

See more

Social Mvmts: Harlem Uprising (1964)

Two terrified African American girls flee police officers during social unrest in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. This is the second night of social unrest, which began in Harlem, July 21, 1964. Photo credit: Bettmann / Getty

Two terrified African American girls flee police officers, 1964

Two terrified African American girls flee police officers during social unrest in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. This is the second night of social unrest, which began in Harlem, July 21, 1964. Photo credit: Bettmann / Getty

Social Mvmts: March Against Fear (1966)

See more

Social Mvmts: The Cairo Uprising (1967)

See more

Social Mvmts: The Detroit Rebellion (1967)

See more

Social Mvmts: Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike (1968)

"I Am A Man"  The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, under the leadership of Martin Luther King Jr., in 1968 organized the Poor People's Campaign to demand economic justice. Although King was assassinated later that year, the planned protest was not postponed. The demonstrators called for President Lyndon B. Johnson's administration to focus more resources on the War on Poverty. Source: National Museum of American History

"I Am A Man" The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, under the leadership of Martin Luther King Jr., in 1968 organized the Poor People's Campaign to demand economic justice. Although King was assassinated later that year, the planned protest was not postponed. The demonstrators called for President Lyndon B. Johnson's administration to focus more resources on the War on Poverty. Source: National Museum of American History

National Guardsmen look on as African-American protesters begin a march to downtown Memphis wearing placards reading, "I AM A MAN." It was the third consecutive march held by the group in as many days, February 12, 1968. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., who had left town after the first march, would soon return and be assassinated — in Memphis, Tennessee.  Photo credit: Getty

National Guardsmen look on as African-American protesters begin a march to downtown Memphis wearing placards reading, "I AM A MAN." It was the third consecutive march held by the group in as many days, February 12, 1968. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., who had left town after the first march, would soon return and be assassinated — in Memphis, Tennessee. Photo credit: Getty

Social Mvmts: Resurrection City (1968)

ORIGINAL CAPTION: This photo, made from the Lincoln Memorial, shows the huge crowd, estimated at close to 59,000, that attended the Poor People's "Solidarity Day" rally. Note many of the marchers wading in the reflecting pool beneath the Washington Monument, June 19, 1968 — in Washington, District of Columbia.  Photo credit: Getty

ORIGINAL CAPTION: This photo, made from the Lincoln Memorial, shows the huge crowd, estimated at close to 59,000, that attended the Poor People's "Solidarity Day" rally. Note many of the marchers wading in the reflecting pool beneath the Washington Monument, June 19, 1968 — in Washington, District of Columbia. Photo credit: Getty

Social Mvmts: Los Angeles Civil Unrest (1992)

NYC protesters take to the streets in response to the acquittal of the officers involved in the beating of Rodney King. Some Asian-owned groceries such as this one were vandalized, April 1992.  Photo credit: Linda Rosier

NYC protesters take to the streets in response to the acquittal of the officers involved in the beating of Rodney King. Some Asian-owned groceries such as this one were vandalized, April 1992. Photo credit: Linda Rosier

Other Pins

— in Portland, Oregon.

"We can't just vote fascism away, the time has come to DISOBEY," 2020

— in Portland, Oregon.

An unidentified officer points his firearm at an unarmed white woman during protests against police brutality, Columbia, South Carolina, May 31, 2020. Photo credit: Crush Rush

An officer points his gun at an unarmed woman during protest against police brutality, May 2020

An unidentified officer points his firearm at an unarmed white woman during protests against police brutality, Columbia, South Carolina, May 31, 2020. Photo credit: Crush Rush

Photo credit: Does anyone know where this image was taken, when it was taken, or who took it?

"This Episode of Black Mirror Sucks"

Photo credit: Does anyone know where this image was taken, when it was taken, or who took it?

-Police will be funded, but not overfunded -Redistribution of the city budget -Everyone gets a fair share Because police are not... -...mental health counselors, social workers, medical professionals or education specialists and should not be responsible for everything. #DEFUNDTHEPOLICE emphasizes -Reassessing our values -Investing in our communities -Investing in our people -Funding our schools -Funding our hospitals -Funding our services -Funding our infrastructure...

What does #DEFUNDTHEPOLICE actually mean?

What does #DEFUNDTHEPOLICE actually mean? -Police will be funded, but not overfunded -Redistribution of the city budget -Everyone gets a fair share Because police are not... -...mental health...

Two terrified African American girls flee police officers during social unrest in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. This is the second night of social unrest, which began in Harlem, July 21, 1964. Photo credit: Bettmann / Getty

Two terrified African American girls flee police officers, 1964

Two terrified African American girls flee police officers during social unrest in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. This is the second night of social unrest, which began in Harlem, July 21, 1964. Photo credit: Bettmann / Getty

The Texas State Fair was segregated, a tradition that dated back to 1889 when planners first set aside a day for Blacks to attend the fair. Then called Colored People's Day, it was discontinued in 1910 and renamed Negro Achievement Day in 1936. Juanita Craft, NAACP Youth Council advisor for the Dallas branch, spearheaded a movement to end discrimination at the Texas State Fair so that any person of any race could participate on any day they chose, October 1955. Photo credit: R.C. Hickman

The Texas State Fair was segregated, a tradition that dated back to 1889 when planners first set aside a day for Blacks to attend the fair. Then called Colored People's Day, it was discontinued in 1910 and renamed Negro Achievement Day in 1936. Juanita Craft, NAACP Youth Council advisor for the Dallas branch, spearheaded a movement to end discrimination at the Texas State Fair so that any person of any race could participate on any day they chose, October 1955. Photo credit: R.C. Hickman

Source: Pew Research Center

Younger adults and Democrats more likely to have attended a protest in the last month, 2020

Source: Pew Research Center

~ @RBReich

Your reminder that tear gas is a chemical weapon banned in war.

~ @RBReich

A friend once shared what she called the Parable of the Choir: A choir can sing a beautiful note impossibly long because singers can individually drop out to breathe as necessary and the note goes on. Social justice activism should be like that, she said. That's stuck with me.  ~ @hungover_the

A friend once shared what she called the Parable of the Choir: A choir can sing a beautiful note impossibly long because singers can individually drop out to breathe as necessary and the note goes on. Social justice activism should be like that, she said. That's stuck with me. ~ @hungover_the

(2 of 2) People were offended by him speaking truth to power, calling attention to and engaging nonviolence to end racism, war and poverty. In fact, his 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' was in response to clergy who called him an "outside agitator." #MLK  ~ @BerniceKing

(2 of 2) People were offended by him speaking truth to power, calling attention to and engaging nonviolence to end racism, war and poverty. In fact, his 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' was in response to clergy who called him an "outside agitator." #MLK ~ @BerniceKing

(1 of 2) Someone tweeted to me that my father "didn't offend people." At the time Daddy was killed, a poll reflected that he was the most hated man in America. Most hated. Many who quote him now & use him to deter justice would likely hate him too if they truly studied #MLK #MLK50Forward  ~ @BerniceKing

(1 of 2) Someone tweeted to me that my father "didn't offend people." At the time Daddy was killed, a poll reflected that he was the most hated man in America. Most hated. Many who quote him now & use him to deter justice would likely hate him too if they truly studied #MLK #MLK50Forward ~ @BerniceKing

Being a good ally as a white faculty member can be as simple as not letting Black faculty members be talked over or whitesplained to during meetings. Don't wait until AFTER the meeting to tell the Black faculty member you "feel bad" or "should have said something." DO it.  ~ @DrRubidium

Being a good ally as a white faculty member can be as simple as not letting Black faculty members be talked over or whitesplained to during meetings. Don't wait until AFTER the meeting to tell the Black faculty member you "feel bad" or "should have said something." DO it. ~ @DrRubidium

"These Kids Should Be in School Instead of Protesting," say people so tantalizingly close to getting the point.  ~ The Onion, on Greta Thunberg's climate activism

"These Kids Should Be in School Instead of Protesting," say people so tantalizingly close to getting the point. ~ The Onion, on Greta Thunberg's climate activism

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old leader of a global protest against inaction on climate change, marched at a rally, September 20, 2019. Around the world, millions of other people joined her.  Photo credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / AP — in New York, New York.

"Green New Deal"

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old leader of a global protest against inaction on climate change, marched at a rally, September 20, 2019. Around the world, millions of other people joined her. Photo credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / AP — in New York, New York.

Protesters march during a Fridays for Future rally against climate change, September 20, 2019.  Photo credit: Michele Spatari / AFP — in Johannesburg.

"Protect Our Climate, Water, and Health"

Protesters march during a Fridays for Future rally against climate change, September 20, 2019. Photo credit: Michele Spatari / AFP — in Johannesburg.

Children shout slogans as they participate in a climate strike, September 20, 2019.  Photo credit: Laurène Becquart / AFP — at New Delhi.

"Be a part of the solution, NOT part of the pollution"

Children shout slogans as they participate in a climate strike, September 20, 2019. Photo credit: Laurène Becquart / AFP — at New Delhi.

Pinterest