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Types of Activism

Aaron Swartz​
Aaron Swartz​

PreliminarHuby topics worked on at the 2013 Aaron Swartz Hackathon were privacy and software tools, transparency, activism, access, legal fixes, and a low-cost book scanner. In January 2014, Lawrence Lessig led a walk across New Hampshire in honor of Swartz, rallying for campaign finance reform.

Alicia ​Silverstone​
Alicia ​Silverstone​

Alicia Silverstone (born October 4, 1976) is an American actress. She made her film debut in The Crush (1993), earning the 1994 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, and gained further prominence as a teen idol when she appeared at the age of 16 in the music video for Aerosmith's "Cryin'".

Angela Davis​
Angela Davis​

Angela Davis, whose work is a rallying cry for wide-ranging social change, is known as a prominent activist and scholar. Learn more at Biography.com. Angela Davis is an activist, scholar and writer who advocates for the oppressed.

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Ayaan Hirsi ​Ali​
Ayaan Hirsi ​Ali​

Ayaan Hirsi Ali (/ aɪ ˈ j ɑː n ˈ h ɪər s i ˈ ɑː l i /; Dutch: [aːˈjaːn ˈɦiːrsi ˈaːli] ( listen); born Ayaan Hirsi Magan, 13 November 1969) is a Somali-born Dutch-American activist, feminist, author, scholar and former politician.

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Cesar Chavez​
Cesar Chavez​

Born near Yuma, Arizona, on March 31, 1927, Cesar Chavez employed nonviolent means to bring attention to the plight of farmworkers, and formed both the National Farm Workers Association, which later became United Farm Workers. As a labor leader, Chavez led marches, called for boycotts and went on several hunger strikes. It is believed that Chavez's hunger strikes contributed to his death on April 23, 1993, in San Luis, Arizona.

source: biography.com
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Emma ​Gonzalez​
Emma ​Gonzalez​

Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez told Yahoo that her sexual orientation and her drive to lead the anti-gun movement are inextricably connected. Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez told Yahoo that her sexual orientation and her drive to lead the anti-gun movement are inextricably connected.

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Emma ​Watson​
Emma ​Watson​

Watson’s UN speech to launch her HeforShe campaign in 2014 was an inspiration for Malala Yousafzai, 18-year-old Nobel Prize winner and human rights speaker from Pakistan, and thought feminism was a “tricky word” but now believed everyone should be a feminist; “after hearing your speech I decided there’s no way and there’s nothing wrong by calling yourself a feminist.

Fred Hampton​
Fred Hampton​

Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948 – December 4, 1969) was an African-American activist and revolutionary, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP), and deputy chairman of the national BPP.

George ​Raymond Jr​
George ​Raymond Jr​

George Raymond, Jr. (January 1, 1943 – March 8, 1973) was an African-American civil rights activist, a member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, a Freedom Rider, and head of the Congress of Racial Equality in Mississippi in the 1960s.

Gloria ​Steinem​
Gloria ​Steinem​

Social activist, writer, editor, and lecturer Gloria Steinem has been an outspoken champion of women's rights since the late 1960s. Synopsis Gloria Steinem was born March 25, 1934, in Toledo, Ohio.

source: biography.com
Harriet ​Tubman​
Harriet ​Tubman​

The first modern biography of Tubman to be published after Sarah Hopkins Bradford's 1869 and 1886 books was Earl Conrad's Harriet Tubman (retitled Harriet Tubman: Negro Soldier and Abolitionist in some later printings).

James ​Baldwin​
James ​Baldwin​

American writer James Baldwin was born August 2, 1924 in Harlem, New York City. He was the oldest of nine; his younger siblings were all half-siblings and his stepfather was harsher on Baldwin than on the rest of the children.

Jane Fonda​
Jane Fonda​

Jane Fonda: Jane Fonda, American film actress, daughter of Henry Fonda, noted for her political activism, especially during the Vietnam War. She is best known for such movies as Barefoot in the Park (1967), Klute (1971), Coming Home (1978), and Nine to Five (1980).

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Jazz Jennings​
Jazz Jennings​

Notable for her LGBT rights activism, Jennings was born male but embraced her female transgender identity at a young age. The subject of a YouTube video series titled I am Jazz, she also began starring in a TLC docu-series under the same name in July of 2015.

John Lennon​
John Lennon​

In December 1971, Lennon appeared at a benefit concert in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for peace activist John Sinclair, who had been arrested in 1969 for selling two joints to an undercover policewoman and was sentenced to ten years in prison (hence the lyric “They gave him ten for two” in Lennon’s song “John Sinclair”).

Lady Gaga​
Lady Gaga​

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her unconventionality and provocative work as well as visual experimentation. Gaga began her musical career performing songs at open mic nights and school plays.

Mahatma ​Gandhi​
Mahatma ​Gandhi​

Mahatma Gandhi (October 2, 1869 to January 30, 1948) was the leader of India’s non-violent independence movement against British rule and in South Africa who advocated for the civil rights of Indians.

source: biography.com
Malala ​Yousafzai​
Malala ​Yousafzai​

Malala Day. At Malala Yousafzai’s 2013 speech at the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pronounced July 12th – Yousafzai's birthday – 'Malala Day' in honor of the young leader’s activism to ensure education for all children. “Malala chose to mark her 16th birthday with the world,” said Ban.

source: biography.com
Martin Luther ​King Sr​
Martin Luther ​King Sr​

Martin Luther King Sr. (born Michael King; December 19, 1899 – November 11, 1984), was an American Baptist pastor, missionary, and an early figure in the Civil Rights Movement. [citation needed] He was the father of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Medgar Evers​
Medgar Evers​

Civil rights activist Medgar Evers was born on July 2, 1925, in Decatur, Mississippi. In 1954, he became the first state field secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi. As such, he organized voter-registration efforts and economic boycotts, and investigated crimes perpetrated against blacks.

source: biography.com
Miriam ​Makeba​
Miriam ​Makeba​

In addition to her music career, Makeba, a black South African, was a prominent civil rights activist, speaking out against apartheid in South Africa. Final Years Miriam Makeba continued making music and fighting for causes that she believed in until her death, following a heart attack on November 9, 2008, at the age of 76, in Castel Volturno, Italy.

source: biography.com
Nelson ​Mandela​
Nelson ​Mandela​

– Nelson Mandela. With the passing of Nelson Mandela, we say goodbye to one of our greatest leaders, visionaries, and heroes. Steve and I had the privilege to meet President Mandela a few years ago, and I have long admired his courage, persistence, and fearless spirit.

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Rigoberta ​Menchú​
Rigoberta ​Menchú​

Rigoberta Menchú, (born January 9, 1959, Guatemala), Guatemalan Indian-rights activist, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1992. Menchú, of the Quiché Maya group, spent her childhood helping with her family’s agricultural work; she also likely worked on coffee plantations.

Rosa Parks​
Rosa Parks​

Rosa Parks, née Rosa Louise McCauley, (born February 4, 1913, Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S.—died October 24, 2005, Detroit, Michigan), African American civil rights activist whose refusal to relinquish her seat on a public bus to a white man precipitated the 1955–56 Montgomery bus boycott in Alabama, which is recognized as the spark that ignited the U.S. civil rights movement.

Ruby Bridges​
Ruby Bridges​

Ruby Bridges, in full Ruby Nell Bridges, married name Ruby Bridges-Hall, (born September 8, 1954, Tylertown, Mississippi, U.S.), American activist who became a symbol of the civil rights movement and who was at age six the youngest of a group of African American students to integrate schools in the American South.

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Saul Alinsky​
Saul Alinsky​

Political activism, writing, community organization: ... Saul Alinsky and His Legacy states that "Alinsky championed new ways to organize the poor and ...

Shailene ​Woodley​
Shailene ​Woodley​

We could write an entire essay on how her portrayal of Tris Prior has helped shake up the action movie genre, but for now let’s look back on 10 times that Shailene Woodley made us really think about what it means to be a Hollywood star.

source: teenvogue.com
Steve Biko​
Steve Biko​

Bantu Stephen Biko was born on December 18, 1946, in King William's Town, South Africa, in what is now the Eastern Cape province. Politically active at a young age, Biko was expelled from high school for his activism, and subsequently enrolled at St. Francis College in the Mariannhill area of KwaZulu-Natal.

source: biography.com
Woody ​Harrelson​
Woody ​Harrelson​

Woody Harrelson's big break came in 1985, when he was cast as sweet, dim-witted bartender Woody Boyd on the wildly popular sitcom Cheers. His performance earned him five Emmy nominations and a win for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

source: biography.com

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