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Activism

A doctrine or practice that emphasises vigourous non-violent action as a force to meet political ends.
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As each of the women transform, they reveal issues of feminism, gender identity, social activism and equality, Marxist based theory, oppression and racism, as well as not fitting in and vulnerability.
When G K Chesterton pronounced that "A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it," he was unwittingly sowing the seeds for future generations to latch on to the concept of social activism. But quite often, in an effort to 'change the world' we see many an individual or group raking up issues to effect social changes that bring them in direct confrontation with government agencies.
There have been some outstanding issues raised in the book illustrated by Maimul of the efforts of Gulen and his supporters in trying to balance spiritual life and social activism in order to inspire people from all segment of society.
Summary: Media experts gathered Friday to discuss the interaction between media, web use and social, political and religious mobilization in the Middle East.AaThe fifth Beirut Media Forum brought together the media-savvy for 10 lectures addressing obstacles facing socio-political documentary filmmakers and the rise of online social activism and citizen journalism in the Arab region.
Using a social constructionist approach, Palacios draws upon social movements theories such as framing, resource mobilization, and political opportunity to explain the broad spectrum of social activism that has developed since the 1999 Jubilee Anniversary Year of the Roman Catholic Church.
Through literature, the arts and entertainment, social activism and political expertise, each of these women has influenced her world in a unique and enduring manner.
Art and audacity merged with social activism in a big way as an Aaron Rose-instigated action at the Swervefest took over Hollywood's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed architectural landmark Barnsdall estate.
Social activism has proved popular on the site so far, with petitions on prostate cancer, disability benefits and food allowances having so far been started.
It is given to those who manifest the pioneering spirit epitomized by Rush, demonstrate leadership in the community and in his or her profession, demonstrate concern for human and civil rights, and are models of excellence in legal education and perseverance in the law, public policy, and social activism.
In this paper we analyse three interviews with social activists, using a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) methodology to discern each respondent's characteristic strategies for social activism via their choice of words and phrase.
June Callwood's story is a magnificent one and this biography for young adults captures the details of her social activism and her journalistic endeavours quite well.
She highlights the key role of Madeleine Luillier in bringing the order of the Ursulines to Paris, blending social activism and a commitment to the teaching of women with penitential retreat and a fervent, ascetic piety.