No more activism-as-usual. We have tried that for the past six years. Get creative for Darfur! i-ACT has collected hours of video , thousands of photos, dozens of drawings and testimonies from Darfur refugee camps. For today’s action we are challenging you to step outside the status quo Darfur action box. Using these resources what are creative ways that you can use these resources to reach your community? All of our content is under Creative Commons License – please feel free to use it and let people know where you got it! Here are some ideas to get your energy moving:
Create a t-shirt design and enter it in a contest: Design by Humans or Threadless
Write a song or rap (or cover a song) and play it with a slideshow of Darfur children: An Example by Greg Lawson or from a Darfuri
Create a poster, collage, sticker, image…to hang in your community, in streets, in bathroom stalls, on cars (magnets!), everywhere! Post it on the web FREE and share it!
Replace the front page of your local paper with the REAL NEWS: Check out the LA Times cover page!
We need new ideas. We cannot accept the status quo from the Government of Sudan, and we cannot accept the status quo of activism – we need new angles, new actions, things that will push our movement forward. We need to step things up. We can’t expect our government to take a stand if we are sitting at home. Yes, Wake Up, Brush Your Teeth, Call Your Leaders, but also step out of your box and come up with a new idea. Post it here – however different or out there it might be!