Activism

efforts to make change in society toward a perceived greater good
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Activism is an action to make a change, or stop a change, in society. It can be trying to make a government change its laws, or trying to make people change what they do. There are many forms of activism. Activism is most associated with protests.

Barricade at the Paris Commune, March 1871
Civil rights activists at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom during the civil rights movement in August 1963
A women's liberation march in Washington, D.C., August 1970

Activist demonstrative forms of activism includes rallies, street marches, strikes, sit-ins, or hunger strikes. When activism is linked to art, the action, in street art is called artivism.

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