WRITING & E-ACTIVISM
Your voice can be loud without a bullhorn.
Whether you want to do a letter-writing campaign or a march or start a social media hashtag - whatever it is - know that there are people out there that are thinking exactly like you're thinking and are also afraid to take that next and very important step.
- Angela Rye
Letter Writing Campaigns
Your voice is important. Full stop.
Getting it heard can be tricky, so here are some resources for individual and groups:
So did NASPA, along with a template
Writing an op-ed is a great way to share your thoughts with the wider community
If you're looking to impact policy, you can look at the ACLU's guide on Writing to Your Representative
Or go more local, and reach out to your local school board
Online activism work has become a powerful and inclusive avenue for social justice work. That being said, it's not without its own pitfalls; performative posting, fake news, and trolls have ravaged the internet recently. Here are some resources for doing online activism right:
Zeynep Tufecki's talk on Online Social Change