Consider donating to one of the Organizations featured in the film.
Invite the film to screen for your school/organization
Contact Speak Up Productions (http://www.showmedemocracy.com/contact/) to purchase a screening copy of the film for your school or organization and to find out more about inviting the filmmakers to speak after the screening. Additional promotional resources are also available.
Host a Privilege Walk
This is an exercise to help people identify ways that they are experiencing privilege even when they are not aware that is happening. This exercise is best in groups where trust has already been built and not with a group of strangers. There are various step-by-step guides online that describe how to host a Privilege Walk.
Get involved in your own community
What are the issues that face your community? How can you be part of the solution?
Our States, though openly partisan, provides excellent instructions on how to engage your state representatives and makes a strong case on why working with state representatives can be one of the most effective ways to advocate
Find local organization that are working to find solutions to problems you care about and join them. Try searching on Volunteer Match to find organizations addressing issues you care about near where you live
Can’t find an organization working to solve an issue that matters to you? Find a group of likeminded citizens and form your own group. Create a Meet Up group.
NAACP (FUSE TV Broadcast Premiere partner)
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
Campaign ZERO was developed with contributions from activists, protesters and researchers across the nation. This data-informed platform presents comprehensive solutions to end police violence in America. It integrates community demands and policy recommendations from research organizations and the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
Citizen University is a national platform for fostering responsible and empowered citizenship through activation, communication, and education. They believe in the promise of a nation where more people are more literate in civic power – and more steeped in a sense of civic character. They are a recognized leader and innovator in the field of civic engagement, working at the intersection of the public, private, and independent sectors, to democratize the practice of civic power.
Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.
Teaching Tolerance provides educational materials—from articles that make you think to presentations you can share. These resources are designed to help teachers improve their practice and turn K-12 schools into strong communities that welcome diversity, giving all students an opportunity to learn.
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. Their powerful nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. They organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.
A national organization representing the interests of 18 to 34 year-olds and making sure that our perspective is heard wherever decisions about our collective future are being made. We do this through conducting cutting-edge policy research and analysis, sharing the stories of young adults, designing campaigns to educate on important issue areas, informing and mobilizing our generation and advocating to change the status quo.
Check out other documentaries on similar subjects
How to Survive a Plague (how a grassroots movement gets started)
A riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle, who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. Ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, this small group of men and women chose to fight for their right to live by educating themselves and demanding to become full partners in the race for effective treatments. Around the globe, 16 million people are alive today thanks to their efforts.
Pruitt-Igoe Myth (about the urban - suburban divide in St. Louis)
It began as a housing marvel. Two decades later, it ended in rubble. But what happened to those caught in between? The Pruitt-Igoe Myth tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home.
Street Fight (on local politics)
Street Fight is a thrilling Academy Award®-nominated story of bare-knuckle politics in America. When a young unknown challenger named Cory Booker takes on the head of a powerful political machine, he discovers that sometimes elections are won and lost in the streets.
Whose Streets? (history of Ferguson uprising)
An account of the Ferguson uprising as told by the people who lived it. The filmmakers look at how the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.
Don’t Tell Anyone (activism for undocumented youth)
Angy Rivera has lived in the United States with a secret that threatens to upend her life: She is undocumented. Now 24 and facing an uncertain future, Rivera becomes an activist for undocumented youth . The film follows Rivera's remarkable journey from poverty in rural Colombia to the front page of The New York Times.