alternative activism

Context

Over 10 weeks, I used a variety of media to tell compelling stories about an issue of social import.

The issue I chose was alternative activism. Activism is more than just rallies and sit-ins. Community groups advocate for important issues in interesting, creative ways. I told stories about alternative activists in the Eugene area, from craft supply recyclers to choirs singing for peace.

Content

Audio Slideshow: Young Voices for Women's Rights

Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues are traditionally performed around Valentine’s Day to protest gender-based violence and to show solidarity with women all over the world. The Women’s Youth Advisory Council, a group based out of Ophelia’s Place community for girls, chose to create their own, slightly more age-appropriate version for this year’s V-Day.

To see all the stories, visit this site.