Get ready. Get set. Get active.
We the people are living in an unprecedented time. We need to vigilantly monitor and push back against public policies that threaten to roll back the clock on basic human dignity and the protection of the planet. We must act, act quickly and act profoundly.
And yet in the midst of this sudden shift, we found ourselves and the people we love in a state of overwhelming paralysis. In response to this, a small band of like-minded individuals and budding activists have whittled together a tool to help transform this paralysis into action. The result? A versatile tool to help anyone and everyone manifest social change: embracing your unique capabilities, political analysis and personal dreams.
This is a time forbravery
In creating this tool we have valued a bias towards action, rather than perfection. We have tried to build a tool that leaves room for your unique capabilities, political analysis and personal dreams. It is in this spirit that we share it with the world, and we welcome its evolution through your feedback.
What is this?
Looking In. Acting Out.
The Stop Freaking Out/Start Doing Something tool includes instructions and scripts to empower anyone to become an agent of change: allowing users to self-navigate through a two-hour workshop in order to develop an actionable plan for political bravery, activity and sustainability.
To use this tool, simply download and print the workshop instructions and worksheets below, or just print out the worksheets and keep scrolling through the website for full step-by-step instructions.
We recommend that you use the tool with others. You can host a dinner party with your five closest friends or a public workshop with 100 people. The point is, do it together.
Who made it?
Justice begins with just us.
We are a small band of everyday people who have corralled our skills to make this happen right now. In creating this tool, we have adopted a bias towards action, rather than perfection. It is in this spirit that we share it with the world, and we welcome its evolution through your feedback. Contributors include: Nina Narelle, Dale Basye, Paul Souders, Ryan Brown, Sara Messing, and Marc Hewitt.
Have feedback on how to make the tool even better? Have an idea for how to expand this project? Want to volunteer your time or skills? Let us know. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.