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Understanding Social Movements

Let's share examples of social movements that have catalysed communities, individuals or organizations for action: what can we learn from them?

What social movements have catalysed communities, individuals or organizations for action and what can we learn from them?

An important element of this challenge is inspiring companies to join a movement toward businesses that act as agents of world benefit. What can we learn from other movements to help us understand how to get these companies to join in? 

Let’s think about election campaigns, popular culture and trend shaping or other collective campaigns that have brought people together for a common purpose. What inspires people, groups or organizations to get involved and take action around something important, fun or new?

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The best time to be in Paris is for the yearly Fete de La Musique. A day long event where residents celebrate all types of music in venues of all types. Including dancing in the streets. An inspirational day, it gets people out to interact & disc

The best time to be in Paris is for the yearly Fete de La Musique. A day long event where residents celebrate all types of music in venues of all types. Including dancing in the streets. An inspirational day, it gets people out to interact & disc

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Crowdsourced reports from around the world, detailing how businesses are working for the World Benefit, or against it.

Crowdsourced reports from around the world, detailing how businesses are working for the World Benefit, or against it.

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Few events in history have captured the imagination as much as the Space Race. I believe it contains part of the answer to the question, "how do we get there?"

Few events in history have captured the imagination as much as the Space Race. I believe it contains part of the answer to the question, "how do we get there?"

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There is  growing initiative in Brazil called CHOICE Movement. The main goal is to empower college students to promote the concept of social business within their universities to inspire other college student to undertake such kind of business.

There is growing initiative in Brazil called CHOICE Movement. The main goal is to empower college students to promote the concept of social business within their universities to inspire other college student to undertake such kind of business.

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Lack of sanitation is a serious and deadly problem for much of the world. Who Gives A Crap is a toilet paper that uses what you take for granted--a working bathroom--and helps convert that to sanitation aid around the world.

Lack of sanitation is a serious and deadly problem for much of the world. Who Gives A Crap is a toilet paper that uses what you take for granted--a working bathroom--and helps convert that to sanitation aid around the world.

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Social movement theory shows that most movements take shape "against something"--that is people align around negative emotions like anger, indignation. But research by Brodie Boland on "orchestrated social movements" show how positivity can mobilize.

Social movement theory shows that most movements take shape "against something"--that is people align around negative emotions like anger, indignation. But research by Brodie Boland on "orchestrated social movements" show how positivity can mobilize.

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In this TED talk Derek Sivers describes in three minutes how to create a social movement.

In this TED talk Derek Sivers describes in three minutes how to create a social movement.

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A growing online community is taking the reins of their healthcare future

A growing online community is taking the reins of their healthcare future

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If you're too big to fail, then you're probably big enough to be lobbied by the public. Political lobbies/Super PACs are highly effective in getting their agendas across.  Which of their tactics can we use to lobby business to focus on world benefit?

If you're too big to fail, then you're probably big enough to be lobbied by the public. Political lobbies/Super PACs are highly effective in getting their agendas across. Which of their tactics can we use to lobby business to focus on world benefit?

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U.S. Presidential Election 2012 on November 6, 2012 reminded me of this and I came across this: 
http://www.starbucks.com/blog/an-open-letter-how-can-america-win-this-election/1207

U.S. Presidential Election 2012 on November 6, 2012 reminded me of this and I came across this: http://www.starbucks.com/blog/an-open-letter-how-can-america-win-this-election/1207

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Stories seem to be a key way that people shift their perspectives, rally together and begin to act.  Check out the video of a young entrepreneur with autism. The story went viral and now his small business is booming.

Stories seem to be a key way that people shift their perspectives, rally together and begin to act. Check out the video of a young entrepreneur with autism. The story went viral and now his small business is booming.

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Who knew a few email lists could accomplish so much? Between AdBusters and Anonymous reaching out to their networks, one of the most note-worthy social movements of late in the United States began in 2011: The Occupy Movement.

Who knew a few email lists could accomplish so much? Between AdBusters and Anonymous reaching out to their networks, one of the most note-worthy social movements of late in the United States began in 2011: The Occupy Movement.

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These weekend family-friendly festivals celebrate creative Do-It-Yourself-ers!

These weekend family-friendly festivals celebrate creative Do-It-Yourself-ers!

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In  2008 a group of chilean students created an educational movement called Ed2020, because of an article about the current educational system in Chile. Today, Ed 2020 is a non profit organization with more than 80,000 people supporting its goal.

In 2008 a group of chilean students created an educational movement called Ed2020, because of an article about the current educational system in Chile. Today, Ed 2020 is a non profit organization with more than 80,000 people supporting its goal.

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"kusano ne kouryu Saloon" was managed for Tshuchikawa shoten in Gifu, Japan.
This place is located in the local as a place of exchange. 
Exchange to information, workshop, and more...

"kusano ne kouryu Saloon" was managed for Tshuchikawa shoten in Gifu, Japan. This place is located in the local as a place of exchange. Exchange to information, workshop, and more...

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With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.)

With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.)

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