How to Be an Activist: A practical guide to organising, campaigning and making change happen (Paperback)
  • How to Be an Activist: A practical guide to organising, campaigning and making change happen (Paperback)
zoom

How to Be an Activist: A practical guide to organising, campaigning and making change happen (Paperback)

(author)
£13.99
Paperback 224 Pages
Published: 09/01/2020
  • In stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

From experienced campaigner Vanessa Holburn and with a foreword by award-winning animal welfare campaigner Lorraine Platt, this is the essential guide to activism.

'Essential reading for anyone looking to start a grassroots campaign - and useful bedtime reading for some of our political parties too' - Hannah Beckerman, Guardian

How To Be an Activist
covers everything you need to know to create a successful social campaign and bring about positive change no matter what your cause. This practical, inspirational book covers topics ranging from identifying your central issue and setting meaningful milestones and goals, to learning how to use the media effectively and stay safe and within the law.

It will help you with every step of your campaign, keeping you motivated through periods of self-doubt and staving off burnout as you celebrate milestones on the way to creating meaningful change in the world. With contributions from influential campaigners including Natasha Devon MBE.

Fresh from waving banners in the pouring rain, journalist and campaigner Vanessa Holburn passes on the lessons she has learned so the reader can fast track their movement to success.

This is the age of activism and everyone is invited to join the movement.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781472143846
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 216 x 134 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

I wish this book was available when I started campaigning. It's everything you need to know to get you through some of the most intense, and ultimately most rewarding, acts of your life - Sarah Brisdion, campaigner for accessible toilets (Changing Places)

We all have an inner activist and, with world leaders largely refusing to properly engage on everything from climate change to mental health, there's never been a more important time to harness her. This book allows you to learn from the experiences of trail-blazing campaigners and make your own positive difference - Natasha Devon MBE, activist and author of A Beginner's Guide to Being Mental

Activism isn't just a hobby, it's a fun and exciting lifestyle - Hugo Sugg, Campaign Director, Cardon Banfield Trust

Despite the Brexit chaos, politicians made time for Lucy's Law because it reminded them why they wanted to be MPs. Passionate individuals highlighted something that was broken they could fix. If you want a better future, please read this book and find your voice! - Beverley Cuddy, Editor of Dogs Today and Publisher of Dogs Monthly

Practical, persuasive and personal, this is important reading for grassroots campaigners. It will be of interest to anyone impelled to take matters into their own hands, when the failures of those who are meant to act on our behalves in times of crisis fail us - Mike Schwarz, civil liberties lawyer

There's no time like the present to try and help make the world a kinder and safer place for all beings. This wonderful book will empower you to get up off your sofa and make that change - Emily Lawrence, wildlife campaigner

How To Be An Activist is a fantastic book, bringing people from all walks of life into politics to ensure that citizens' campaigns thrive - Dr Lisa Cameron MP

Never before has activism been so accessible or aspirational, and Vanessa's book makes a dream to make a difference a real possibility. This easy-to-read, simple-to-digest guide not only explains how to bring people together and make a difference, but, with case studies and 'takeaways, How to Be An Activist provides guidance for anyone who wants to be the difference this world needs right now - Natalie Trice, PR Director and charity founder

Essential reading for anyone looking to start a grassroots campaign - and useful bedtime reading for some of our political parties too - Hannah Beckerman, Guardian

You may also be interested in...

A Secret History of the IRA
Added to basket
The Provos
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
On Secret Service East of Constantinople
Added to basket
Ten Days That Shook the World
Added to basket
The I.R.A.
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback
Them: Adventures with Extremists
Added to basket
The State and Revolution
Added to basket
The Arab Uprisings
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Underground
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Armed Struggle
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Ghost Wars
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
The Shankill Butchers
Added to basket
The Trigger Men
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The French Revolution
Added to basket
The Gunpowder Plot
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: